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Old 05-09-05, 01:39 AM   #1
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My First Weekend With new bike

Well my first weekend with my bike , i havent rid a bike since i was probly 14 and now dont know why i gave it up im big and loosign wait and went for a ride with my freind i didnt go way far like you guys do but it was fun exploreing on a bike.. I cant wait till i can do longer rides man i thought the Eliptical at the gym made my leg burn nothing compared to this i like this allot and know its somethign ill stick with just thougth i would share my experinace also i feel like im in a better mood and always wanted to go ride more... oh does the butt get used to the seat after a while?
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Old 05-09-05, 02:02 AM   #2
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Prim...congrats...in a better mood...cycling may have gotten its hooks on you..
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Yeah, riding a real bike on the real road beats anything in the gym.
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Primevci, welcome to the biking world. There is nothing better than riding to get the unexercised moving. Like you I needed exercise and to lose weight. I occasionally hit the gym (and I know its still important), but I don't do it as consistently as my bike commute. After the first few rides when you work out all the adjustments and kinks riding is such an enjoyable way to exercise.
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Welcome to the new world. There is no turning back now.

And yes, soon you will have a butt of iron.
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Welcome to the new world. There is no turning back now.

And yes, soon you will have a butt of iron.
sweet... yea as soon as i get in better shape and can offered it might get a touring bike but for now my giant will work...
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oh does the butt get used to the seat after a while?
If you aren't wearing cycling shorts, make it a priority (they're padded). Even with the shorts, it still takes some time.

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hmm the spandex..? im overweight so i dont really want to strap on a pair of those guys quite yet but between this, my gym, my correct eating.. i shoudl be looking good by x mas... mayeb ill ask for a pair then...
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What kind of bike did you end up getting?
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In my experience, lycra shorts aren't really necessary for comfort unless you're spending several hours at a time. I commute in boxer briefs and basketball shorts. Works fine, and perfectly comfortable for at least 10 miles at a time, probably more.
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In my experience, lycra shorts aren't really necessary for comfort unless you're spending several hours at a time. I commute in boxer briefs and basketball shorts. Works fine, and perfectly comfortable for at least 10 miles at a time, probably more.
You're going to regret that at mile 60 into a ride, if not sooner. It's probably different for all of us I guess. I used to never need any special shorts or anything, now I can't really even do 100k without some ... issues.
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Giant sedona lX for nwo later thinkign about getting a touring bike... maybe next year
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Oh could i get a pair of those then put my Basketball shorts on over them?
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Well my first weekend with my bike , i havent rid a bike since i was probly 14 and now dont know why i gave it up im big and loosign wait and went for a ride with my freind i didnt go way far like you guys do but it was fun exploreing on a bike.. I cant wait till i can do longer rides man i thought the Eliptical at the gym made my leg burn nothing compared to this i like this allot and know its somethign ill stick with just thougth i would share my experinace also i feel like im in a better mood and always wanted to go ride more... oh does the butt get used to the seat after a while?
My husband tells me that after riding a while, your butt muscles will become stronger and give you more support, making it a more comfortable ride. So just keep on cyclin'!
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