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    Rode my age yesterday for the first time.

    I rode 60 miles yesterday,which is my age plus one. It has taken me a year of riding when I can to accomplish it and it was worth it. I have also been reading this forum for that year and haven't had anything worth posting until now. It's been fun on both counts.

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    Good ride. What roads did you ride on?
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    Congratulations! Keep training hard and you'll be ready for the annual Pie Ride in September.

    Jump in and post more often; as you have probably noticed, this place is a bit more peaceful than most other forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpytaters View Post
    I rode 60 miles yesterday,which is my age plus one. It has taken me a year of riding when I can to accomplish it and it was worth it. I have also been reading this forum for that year and haven't had anything worth posting until now. It's been fun on both counts.
    Well, I would say that's a pretty worthwhile post. Congrats on the good age ride. Keep riding.

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    Congrats. on the big ride!

    Please post often and keep us up-to-date with your riding.

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    Well done my friend

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    Bravo.

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    Nicely done!

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    most excellent adventure. kudo's to you. fun hitting that magic number.

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    Thats a great thing to do. I'm proud of you, and me to I did it friday before last 55 miles.

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    Must be a doper.

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    Good for you! Feels nice to get that milestone I'll bet.

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    Yes, two days later and it still feels good. And now I can even feel my junk again! At mile 45 I had to visually check to see if they were still connected, I had lost all feeling, which concerned me a bit. I really need to figure out how to keep that from happening again.
    Thanks for all the encouragement, gentlemen. It's curious how non riders just don't understand,isn't it?

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    One strategy for avoiding NPS (Numb Pecker Syndrome) is to be sure to regularly rise up off the saddle every once in a while. This is not an issue for me when riding on a recumbent, but when my wife and I are on our upright tandem, one or the other of us yells out, when the need arises, "Butt Break!", and we both stop pedaling and lift off our seats. She has never suffered NPS, by the way, but needs a Butt Rest every once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpytaters View Post
    Yes, two days later and it still feels good. And now I can even feel my junk again! At mile 45 I had to visually check to see if they were still connected, I had lost all feeling, which concerned me a bit. I really need to figure out how to keep that from happening again.
    Thanks for all the encouragement, gentlemen. It's curious how non riders just don't understand,isn't it?
    Try dropping the nose of your saddle just a little bit at a time. If that doesn't help, a new saddle might be in order. If you have been on this forum awhile, you have probably seen some of the saddle threads already.

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    Worth while post indeed!
    BTW - although we will credit you this time, you must add pics for proof the next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpytaters View Post
    Yes, two days later and it still feels good. And now I can even feel my junk again! At mile 45 I had to visually check to see if they were still connected, I had lost all feeling, which concerned me a bit. I really need to figure out how to keep that from happening again.
    Thanks for all the encouragement, gentlemen. It's curious how non riders just don't understand,isn't it?
    Congrats on the 60 miler but that's a major issue. You need to get a solution fairly quickly to avoid long term implications. It could be any number of things. Your reach to the bars could be too long (use a shorter stem), the saddle nose could be tilted upwards (level the saddle) or you might need an ergo saddle with the cutout (lots of saddle choices). It might take some experimenting but I can ride sitting down for 6+ hours and not have that issue so just standing occassionally might just not fix the root cause for you. It very well might take a little experimenting.
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    Saddles are crazy. I used to use wider saddles with padding and gel. I bought a bike and it had a really nasty looking thin italian racing saddle on it. It was made of buffalo hide (obviously from one that failed on producing buffalo mozzerella). The thing was it fit and turned out to be far more comfortable than the comfortable looking saddles.

    Some bike shops get a collection of used saddles that have been turned in. You can often borrow a series of saddles until you find one that works for you.

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    I was professionally fitted at the LBS when I bought my Synapse. I had previously procured a Selle Italia Gel Flo saddle that was fitted at the same time. The catch is that the fitter had the saddle tipped down. Later I decided that I knew more than the fitter so I leveled the saddle... hence the resulting numbnuts. With your suggestions,I have tipped the saddle back down where he had it. I will also lift my butt out of the saddle more often. Thanks for the tips!

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    Those thin razor blades are the ones that work for a lot of us. May not seem right visually but the Flite saddles are one of the popular ones. I rode MTB's for 16 years and had real trouble with saddles. It was not until I went road and riding with my head between my knees that I realised the saddle I ought to be using.

    But another thing to realise for your long rides is that shorts or bibs with a top rate liner in place is your next investment. The padding does nothing for cushioning but it does wick away moisture and so adding to comfort. The better the shorts- the better the liner. (As a general Rule)
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