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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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    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.
    Sin after sin I have endured, but the wounds I bear are the wounds of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Primevci
    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.

    - Don

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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?
    I am Signature-less

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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.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Primevci
    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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