Just got my first bike after so many years, but I have a concern...
So I started riding for a few days after getting my bike (a trek 520), and I noticed that, when I'm coasting, I tend to support myself with my legs on the pedals instead of just sitting on the saddle. Do most people do this or is this indicative of some other problem?
I have a new brooks b17, which is comfortable, but if I just sit i feel like I'm hurting some bones or something. I first started supporting my weight on the pedals as a way to cushion the shock of going over rough roads or going off sidewalks, but now it seems like i do it unconsciously as i coast, and so I can feel my legs getting tired and tense unless I relax and try to sit, but just hurts a bit as i mentioned. Maybe I just need to get used to it?