Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes: I don't own any bikes
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I live in a big city so it's just natural I stop often because of lights and signals or traffic. In that case, I generally won't stop until I've ridden 25 - 30 miles just to give my feet a rest (I too have that foot problem).
But when I do an event ride out in the country, main problem is you just keep riding and riding and riding, no natural stops. When your body starts to scream with pain that's the clue to stop and rest a second. There is no shame in a quick stop, a fast foot rub, drink some water, take in a GU and then go again.
Also with the butt thing, it's normal after about 25 - 30 miles to feel some discomfort. What I normally do is just lift off the saddle and give the bum a rest or I pedal standing up just to give other muscles a go. Normal is always going ot be what works best for you, not someone else.
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