Race Across America Cyclist Peter Oyler Recommends ReSkin Reusable Bandages

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Bescot Healthcare is a proud sponsor of Peter Oyler, who at the age of 43 has recently completed the 3,000 mile Race Across America (RAAM). Oyler completed the race in 10 days and 15 hours, during which time he wore the popular ReSkin reusable bandages from Bescot.

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ReSkin is the perfect alternative for cyclists who want to prevent saddle sores.

Bescot Healthcare, distributor of the popular ReSkin reusable bandages, is proud to sponsor Race Across America cyclist Peter Oyler. Oyler used ReSkin reusable bandages during the 10 days and 15 hours it took to complete the race.

The Race Across America, commonly known as RAAM, is considered and rated one of the most difficult endurance bicycle races in the world. The 3,000-mile RAAM features 170,000 feet of climbing and crosses 12 states, 88 counties and 350 local communities.

Early in the race, cyclists cross some of America’s most grueling desert terrain, where temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Later, participating athletes climb over the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. After experiencing the extreme terrain contrasts of deserts and mountains, RAAM cyclists face the plains in Kansas, Illinois and Indiana, before crossing the Appalachian Mountains in order to reach the East Coast in Annapolis, Maryland.

For many riders, long rides such as RAAM and the training rides endured before the event require continual application of butters or creams to prevent saddle sores. However, these types of topical products do not work for everyone; many cyclists don’t like the way butters and creams feel, some dislike continually reapplying the products, and others are opposed to the potential staining effect on cycling shorts. ReSkin is the perfect alternative for cyclists who want to prevent saddle sores.

ReSkin is a reusable lycra bandage with a silicon-based adhesive that prevents the friction that causes blistering or chafing. The bandage is flexible, showerproof, washable, cut-able, and is removed without causing any pain. ReSkin is available in an oval shape for anywhere on the body, such as the feet, as well as a second design specifically intended for cyclists to adhere between the legs.

Cyclist Peter Oyler began using ReSkin bandages during his first RAAM race in 2007, after a former RAAM finisher suggested that he purchase the bandages to literally “save his butt,” he said.

“I used ReSkin during the 2007 Race Across America, as well as the recent 2013 RAAM. It’s is easily applied before any ride, and it simply peels off when you are done – it’s even reusable up to three or four times for each bandage, making it extremely low-cost and affordable,” Oyler said. “Without these bandages, welts and saddle sores would have given me excruciating pain, but thanks to ReSkin I was able to ride hour after hour, day after day, for more than 10 days straight.”

Oyler co-owns WattsUp Cycling in Toronto, an indoor power-based training facility that helps cyclists improve their performance. WattsUp Cycling and similar training facilities carry ReSkin in-stock, so cyclists can address friction issues and saddle sores before the problems escalate to the point of keeping cyclists off their bikes.

In addition to its blister preventative use for athletes, such as cyclists, runners and skaters, ReSkin is also effective at protecting existing blisters and cuts from further damage from friction. For more information about ReSkin, and on where to purchase ReSkin Heel Bandages and ReSkin Bike Patches, please visit http://www.ReSkin.ca.

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