Join Date: Mar 2015
Bikes: TerraTrike Rover , Giant Boulder SE
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Sore tailbone and looking to avoid it again.
I'm still trying to get back to riding, 56 yo and 400 lbs. I'm looking for idea's from riders that have gone through the same problems. I fall back to my recumbent trike from time to time when I'm sore, but rather ride my mountain bike. I do how the handlebars raised a few inches to sit more upright and been trying different saddles. I just got my first bibs and like them after one ride, installed a Specialized Expedition Gel saddle that is the best I found so far. But run into a problem yesterday, I rode 7 miles all road and hard surface paths and the new bibs and seat felt the best yet. I was riding with the daughter and wife so we were stopping every mile or so and on one of the short hops my rear was killing me, my tailbone felt like someone put there foot to it. I think I may have sit on the saddle a little too forward and sit more on my tailbone... Has anyone of you ever did this? I sit on a bench for a few minutes and felt like I needed to call it a day so I told the wife I was heading back and she could finish without me, I knew she would be fine with the girl since we were in a park. She agreed and when I got back on to head back I was not having the pain as the last stop so I finished the 3 miles of riding with them.
We were going to go again today but I'm too sore and even have trouble walking today, I've even been looking into more saddle choices and even looking at something like a noseless saddle like a spiderflex or Spongy Wonder.
But my main concern is the tailbone pain.