Fifty Plus (50+) - Y'Ouch!!!!!!
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Ed in GA
03-09-09, 09:37 PM
I'd forgotten about the Posterior pain you can get when you haven't ridden for a while. Espcecially if your fist ride in four+ months is done on a new "un-broken in" saddle. :eek:
Time to go by the LBS and pick up some extra Chamois for my bibs.....
03-09-09, 10:59 PM
That's even worse when it doesn't bother to show up until you are 15-20 miles from home.
03-09-09, 11:48 PM
This too shall pass. I hope.
03-10-09, 05:56 AM
When I started to ride again, about 15 years ago, I found my 1970's B17-N did not fit anymore. I had no pride and would take a wash cloth and neatly fold it making a nice little pad to rest between me and the saddle. I got pretty good at keeping it in place. The improvised pad even stayed on the seat when I got out of the saddle on hills or stops. Now days the acutely developed pride and stubbornness would have me riding on a oak 2" x 4" and believing it will break in any day soon.
cranky old dude
03-10-09, 07:22 AM
In time you'll have toughened those muscles back up again, then the all that pain will truely be behind you. :innocent:
03-10-09, 08:46 AM
I look up in admiration from my recumbent at riders who stay in the saddle mile after mile.
03-10-09, 08:54 AM
I'll second that, the stock seat on my new Jamis MTB killed me after 10 miles:twitchy: Seat's seem to be weird things, this seat was I'm sure more expensive than the the Bell Gel MTB seat I picked up to replace the "UnGodly torture device" of a seat that comes with a Roadmaster MTB-clone. Can't beleive how much more comfortable a $15.00 (retail) seat is:love: I may need to upgrade again as my mileage per ride goes up but for now the Bell Gel is making the ride enjoyable.:D
03-10-09, 09:25 AM
I just deal with it until things settle down and the pain ceases. It never takes more than a few weeks of regular riding to get back to pain-free riding. A little discomfort isn't the worst thing in the world.
03-10-09, 04:31 PM
Don't have a "New" unbroken saddle. Mine are both 3 years old and perfect. One came off the Mountain bike when I stopped riding it as fequently as I used to and the other was bought to replace the Stock saddle on the OCR.
But I still feel that saddle set up is the way to eliminating pain----Once you have got the right saddle in the first place.
Ed in GA
03-10-09, 06:30 PM
It is amazing what a good hot Jacuzzi bath will do for sore sit bones. :thumb:
03-10-09, 07:33 PM
No break in.
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