I hurt. Today I wrote my back to work for the first time. I got a KHS Urban-X last Thursday and I was very excited about riding it to work (I have a 5 mile commute).
Last night I rode my bike half of the way to work and back to prepare myself for the ride. This was my first time riding since I was young and I had only done reading on how to ride in traffic, etc. I picked a route that had a bike lane for 75% of the distance.
When I woke up this morning I was sore in the seat/crotch from the bike ride last night. Ouch. But I really, really wanted to ride this morning anyways. So I lowered the seat some so that I could sit far back on the seat and not irritate my existing soreness.
The ride was scary and difficult. I have a lot of trouble stopping at intersections without jumping forward on my bike. That is not easy to do while I am slowing down...since I was sore I did not feel like jumping up and down on and off my seat. I have trouble getting started at intersections and balancing while I am going slow.
Now I am in quite a bit of pain. I have taken two anti-inflammatory pain relievers and have been sitting on an ice pack for an hour. I must admit that I was not prepared that I would be so sore from the seat. I am not sure if I should try to ride my bike back this evening after work or take the bus.
Is this all normal?