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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-05-11, 10:46 AM   #1
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3 days in a row on the spinner bike

My soft tissue is killing me Those seats SUCK! I'm wearing my padded cycling shorts too. Building up butt callouses is miserable. I'm going to keep toughening it out though, because I know the payoff comes after the butt gets toughened up. Plus, this way, once I can start riding outside, I won't be fighting with that part of it.
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Old 03-05-11, 01:10 PM   #2
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My soft tissue is killing me Those seats SUCK! I'm wearing my padded cycling shorts too. Building up butt callouses is miserable. I'm going to keep toughening it out though, because I know the payoff comes after the butt gets toughened up. Plus, this way, once I can start riding outside, I won't be fighting with that part of it.
It does, and that's one of the advantages of using a trainer in the winter, it keeps those butt muscles saddle resistant. I was going to do my trainer ride this morning, SO keeps finding stuff for me to do though, so it hasn't happened yet.....
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Old 03-07-11, 09:38 AM   #3
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I haven't had any issues with our gym's spinners' saddles. They're not my favorite (they're a little wider than I like), but they aren't painful.
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Old 03-09-11, 01:38 PM   #4
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I live on a Keiser M3 all winter. World Gym has a room full of them at my disposal with 24 hour access. I've noticed the seat's a little wider & squishier than my Fizik Arione, but I can deal with it for another month. That M3, The Sufferfest videos & I got a wicked threesome goin on...

I miss my Felt Z15 though, she's jealous.
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Those seats (I refuse to call them saddles) on most exercise bikes are just insufferable. I hear you, I'd rather sit on a bag of broken glass than ride the exercise bike at the gym.
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Or you could just ride your bike throughout the winter. It's not like you don't have the insulation to keep you warm. Plus your bike gets gnarly looking from the salt crust layer that builds up.

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Old 03-09-11, 01:58 PM   #7
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A lot of it is just getting used to riding again. Build up the old callouses you know... 2 more days this week. We're getting there.
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My wife has been bugging me to get an exercise bike for her. Being cheap, I found an old trainer at a thrift store for $10 and an old Diamond Back Sorrento MTB on CL for $20. A few hours work and a few items I had in a parts box became a decent exercise bike. A little adjusting got the saddle height, bar reach/drop and KOPS distances all set to match her road bike. She rides SPDs on her road bike so I put an old pair of Shimano M505s on it and she now happily spins away. The bonus is that I got the MTB fully road worthy so we now have a loaner bike if the need arises.

A lot cheaper than the alternatives we looked at.
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I like tri shorts for stationary bikes at the gym. Just a little padding that helps, but doesn't make me feel like I'm walking a bit funny like I do when I've got fully padded shorts on.
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Just rub some icy hot on the sore muscles, and keep at it.

Don't actually do that.
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Another reason for this saddle pain. When you're on a stationary bike, your butt is pretty much stationary. The bike stays upright, and our bodies pretty much do the same. The contact point doesn't move around as much as it would outside. Leaning into a turn for instance, puts the weight a little off. Climbing a grade, or descending does the same. The soreness I feel per hour of indoor riding, will normally take a few hours to generate outdoors if it does at all.

Sufferfest videos are killing me, or are they?? Hmmmm!

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TrekDen has a great point regarding the lack of positional movement.

Would some chamois cream help ?
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How many hours are you spending on an exercise bike? If not much more than an hour, just stand a bit every 15 minutes or so and you shouldn't have a problem.
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right now I'm putting in 15-20 minutes at a time max. legs are fine, soft tissue is why I have to stop.
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I watch TV when using the trainer, I try to stand during the commercial breaks. This gets my heart rate up and hopefully help with climbing in the early spring.
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