Hubby and I went out for a ride this morning. We didn't set out to any place in particular but thought we might stop for bagels for breakfast. So we rode for about 5 miles then stopped there. We ate our breakfast and drank our coffee, and then set out for town. In town, Hubby suggested we ride to the lake, our first time there. Anyway, in all we rode 15 miles today. Our previous "long" ride (3 weeks ago) was 11 miles, so we are making good progress without overdoing it all at once.
This was my first "long" ride on my new saddle. I definitely felt my sit bones which I didn't even noticed on the cushy satin pillow (the previous saddle I just replaced with this one). I chose to make just one change -- the saddle -- for this ride to compare the difference. I didn't have to waste a lot of energy scooting myself back onto the pillow like I did the previous one; I felt comfortable on this saddle, though I did notice my sit bones.
Next time I will wear my liners inside my jeans. Yes, I am still wearing jeans for now because I don't want to rush into a pair of biking shorts or capris or longer pants just yet. Being fair-skinned and my legs haven't seen the light of day for years, I don't want to mess with sunscreen too. (But if anyone can suggest one that covers well, doesn't cake up, and guarantees that I won't come back home with lobster legs, I'll be happy to try it.)
So far, my legs aren't quivering like they were after the 11 mile ride three weeks ago. I'll see how they feel as the day progresses, but I feel pretty terrific right now!