Forgive me if this is an easy question. I'm a new rider (clyde).
Does saddle height affect how sore your butt can get?
I just started riding a week ago last Sunday. My butt was pretty sore, even though I was only doing shorter rides (about 4 miles or so). Friday I picked up a pair a cycling shorts. Saturday, I went out for my longest ride, just over 7 miles and was amazed at how well I felt afterwards, No pain at all.
On Sunday, I adjusted my seat. No real reason other than trying to get less of a bend in my legs. I raised it just an inch or so. With heels pressed to the pedals, my legs were straight, with balls of foot on pedals, there was just a slight bend at the knees.
I went out for a very short ride this morning (just over 2 miles) and now, my tailbone is killing me.
Maybe I'm just over doing it? Maybe I just need to suck it up and get used to it? I haven't rode a bike in close to 25 years. In the last week a did about 28 miles. Not too bad for a 41 yo, overweight smoker.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
PS - the bike is a 2010 Trek 7.2FX