Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Mark the positions of the saddle. I use painters tape and cut a sliver of blue to mark the seat post and saddle clamp positions. Also, remember that you are supported by three points when sitting on the bike. Statically, support comes from the sit bones and hands. Dynamically, there is support from the feet. As the spin rate and power increases, cyclist move forward on the saddle and each pedal stroke un-weights the sit bones. The toughest day in the saddle is a long slow ride. When I race saddle comfort is never an issue.
Riding the rollers to increase cadence and improve pedal stroke is excellent. Power at higher cadence takes months and years to develop.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle