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    Get it off, get it off, I'm on fire....

    I just got back from a ride and I forgot my leg warmers so I used a friends warm up gel. It worked and now my legs are on fire!!!!! How doyou get this stuff off?? I used a towel and water and a little soap and got most of the gooey part off but my legs are still burning. Is there some kind of neutralizer?

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    alchohol

    will cut through the oils. wipe down w/ rubbing alchohol then wash thouroughly

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    You also might have applied too much. When I first started using assorted fire goo on my legs, I slathered a ton on there, and it felt like napalm after the ride. Now I use less, and it's not so bad.

    Important note: DO NOT EVER get this stuff on your nuts, even a little bit!

    Important note #2: However, DO slather a bit on your buddy's chamoix before a ride, when he's not looking.

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    hey seamus, I see you're in NorCal too - where do you get your embrocations, and what do you like? Not many places seem to carry it . . .

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    Yeah I used a lot

    It was pretty cold so I did put alot on. It took a while for it to heat up but when it did, wow, el fuego.

    I didn't have any alcohol so I just suffered for about 45 minutes and it slowly cooled off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the seamus

    Important note: DO NOT EVER get this stuff on your nuts, even a little bit!
    yeah...i learned that one the hard way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenerd
    hey seamus, I see you're in NorCal too - where do you get your embrocations, and what do you like? Not many places seem to carry it . . .
    I work in Santa Cruz and live in Los Gatos, and even though we have a number of good shops around here, none of 'em seem to cary any embrocation stuff. Palo Alto bikes carries Sportsbalm, which is pretty good stuff. There's a shop in Milpitas that also carries it...Mike's Bikes, I think?

    Anyway, the Sportsbalm is good stuff, but I'm looking for something even hotter for those really wet, nasty days. I have some Sixtufit stuff that I haven't tried yet, and I also hear good stuff about the Sportsbalm/Freddy's Choice line.

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    Cheap way to do it...

    That stuff is so expensive. If your cheap like my friends, use ICY/HOT and vasoline. Works like a charm, or baby oil with IcyHot.
    Get this thing off my head!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the seamus
    I work in Santa Cruz and live in Los Gatos, and even though we have a number of good shops around here, none of 'em seem to cary any embrocation stuff. Palo Alto bikes carries Sportsbalm, which is pretty good stuff. There's a shop in Milpitas that also carries it...Mike's Bikes, I think?

    Anyway, the Sportsbalm is good stuff, but I'm looking for something even hotter for those really wet, nasty days. I have some Sixtufit stuff that I haven't tried yet, and I also hear good stuff about the Sportsbalm/Freddy's Choice line.
    Is the Milpitas store called 'Sun Bike'? That's where I picked some of Freddy's Choice. Pretty warm stuff, after water hits it. Feels like the stuff I used to use for football in high school but back then, it was called 'Atomic Balm'.

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    my masseuse

    gave me a heat creme called Sombra (health food stores), for sore muscles. I've used it for embrocation as well. Freddy's choice good as are the Born products which are a tad cheaper.

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    ALL that stuff is expensive. Even Icy Hot, per ounce, is pretty pricey stuff. But on wet, cold days, I think it helps a little.

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