I am only 7 rides in since march 25th, last ride before that was november 5th (before knee injury). So i know that i need to break in my arse again. But the last two saddles are like some evil torture device even with bike shorts. The original saddle on my new bike is a Selle San Marco Ponza Power which got 5 rides and just bought a Nashbar GR2 that i put 2 rides on. Todays ride was the worst one ever and my arse is in pain plus got chafing for the first time ever!
now on my 80's steel i have a specialized BG fit saddle that i could ride 20 miles WITHOUT bike shorts. i cant switch it over as i need it to ride to work in dress clothes. though after today i think i will be swapping seats back and forth.
Now after dropping coin on a new (used) bike and a new saddle i am tapped out for a while. Wife said she and the kid will get me a Specialized saddle for fathers day. (awesome family huh?)
But the question is what the heck do i until then?
Do i toughen up?
do i just do short "all out" rides?
do i quit and eat a whole pizza?
do i double up on bike shorts?
do i put my extra beach cruiser seat on?