Mo’ Butt’r

In 2005, Anu, Jary, Nik, and I formed Team Numb Nutz and trained to ride the STP in July. Over several months, we built up our endurance, with the only two complaints being (a) the one that gave us our team name and (b) chafing. So, on the day of the ride, Jary introduced us to this amazing product called Chamois Butt’r. He had a set of individual packs like this that we divided among us.

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We each went into a pit stop porta potty and discretely applied one packet. Another 50 miles down the road we followed the same routine at a pit stop.

50 miles later, our wives met us along the way which is when we took this photo:

This was also the stop when Niyati surprised us with this:

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Gone was the discreteness. We applied with abandon. And joked about giving reapplications mid ride, “Lean forward and i’ll hit you up.” Just jokes, relax. But it did illustrate our newfound love for this saving cream.

To the point that at the end of the ride we renamed Team Numb Nutz to Team Mo’ Butt’r.

I was thinking of this story today when I rode, having just used my new bottle of butt’r for the first time. Out with the old, in with the huge:

I’m so pump’d!

43: Pretty Perfectly (Parroting Panos) “Pump’d”