Hello everyone! I'm new to bike riding and to this forum. I'd like to start riding for health reasons, I'm pathetically out of shape and a bit overweight. The problem I'm having is that I cannot ride without severe pain in the rear.
My roommate and I decided to ride to the movies, which was only 1.25 miles each way. By the time we got home, my sit bones were screaming at me. I couldn't even sit on the couch without flinching, which is truly devastating for a lazy ass like me It lasts a few days too - a real treat.
People say to give it time and that I'll get used to it, but how am I supposed to build up a tolerance if it literally makes me want to run screaming at the sight of it?
I tried getting a more padded seat, tried adjusting the seat height and angle, etc. No matter what I do, I feel like I need to sit on a donut afterward, lol.
Does anyone have any advice? My arse would truly appreciate it!