Buck Wolf of About.coms Weird News Central is in Iowa along with 10,000 other cyclists for RAGBRAI, a week-long, 447-mile ride across the state known as one of Americas wildest biking traditions.
Some go to RAGBRAI just for the parties. You wake at dawn, furiously pedal 75 miles, drink all night, and do it all over again the next day.
Then there are entire families who make the trek, along with a few newsmakers.
But no matter who you are, youre slathering your crotch with oily lubricant known as chamois butter, to keep from getting chaffed and blistered in the most sensitive of places.
Wolf says, The same companies that make chamois butter also make the leather conditioners you rub into shoes, belts, and baseball gloves to keep them soft. Its practically the same thing.
A well-oiled Wolf will be reporting on RAGBRAI through July 25.
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