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    Giant Pain in The *Beep*

    OMG, I know its been a long time since I rode a bike but damn man...I don't remember it hurting when I tried to sit down the next day heheh.
    This pain goes away after I get use to my saddle right? The one on the giant rainier that is.
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    How long was your 1st ride? I'm a newbie and really don't want any major crotch pain so I've been doing smaller rides of about 10 miles (hoping to condition it) and pain has been minimal. I've also been wearing those oh-so-sexy padded riding shorts which seem to help.

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    Originally posted by Stor Mand
    How long was your 1st ride? I'm a newbie and really don't want any major crotch pain so I've been doing smaller rides of about 10 miles (hoping to condition it) and pain has been minimal. I've also been wearing those oh-so-sexy padded riding shorts which seem to help.
    Same here, my first ride yesterday was a short 10mi paved bike trail. I could just imagine the pain if I were to of gone off-road heheh.
    I guess I will shoot out this morning and work it out. I noticed lastnight when riding around the block the pain went away little by little as I rode longer.
    I need to get me some sexor shorts also...but I want the lose ones not the skin tight (get my butt kicked in town) shorts heheh.
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    1) Make sure you have a good saddle.
    2) Make sure it is positioned properly for you.
    3) Wear padded cycling shorts.
    4) Avoid bumpy roads during "break-in."
    5) Periodically during every ride, spend some time out-of-saddle.
    6) If you still have problems, ride on alternate days as you acclimate yourself to cycling.
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    Originally posted by John E
    1) Make sure you have a good saddle.
    2) Make sure it is positioned properly for you.
    3) Wear padded cycling shorts.
    4) Avoid bumpy roads during "break-in."
    5) Periodically during every ride, spend some time out-of-saddle.
    6) If you still have problems, ride on alternate days as you acclimate yourself to cycling.

    TY, I will try the above mentioned!
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    Like John E said...

    And one more thing. Everyone's butt gets raw when (a) they start cycling (b) they start a new cycling season. "Twas always the way, and always will. After a while, though, the pain goes away [assuming you've done all the things that JohnE suggested], and you don't notice the saddle anymore. I am convinced that this is because cycling kills off nerve endings in your butt. No big deal... it's not like you were going to read braille with your backside anyway...
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    Originally posted by velocipedio
    read braille with your backside anyway...
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    Originally posted by velocipedio
    Like John E said...

    No big deal... it's not like you were going to read braille with your backside anyway...
    LMAO!.....but what if I get into a weird job someday and it does require me to do so? :confused:
    I went for a small test run today and at first my rear was very painful, but I rode it off so I'm game for another 10mi ride this evening.
    Can you imagine the look on the tellers face at the bank if they saw you with your pants down rubbing a cheek over the keypad!? Lol!
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    Good shorts help a lot. I've been building my time in the saddle up over the past month and worked up to 36 miles every day now with low gears and a lot of spin. I plan on increasing the mileage to 50 every day and then on reducing my time. My eventual goal is to be grinding 50 miles out every day in the highest gear ratio at 80 to 90 rpm.

    I found that what was originally a comfortable setup for the bike didn't really work for longer rides.

    I ended up with a new saddle to help with the pain and really had to fine tune the saddle height and fore/aft positioning to eliminate foot numbness and knee pain.

    Another thing I learned is that for me a firm, flat, narrow saddle with a slight love channel works best for the long rides. The Selle Italia Fluid saddle fits me perfect and required no breakin period.
    Last edited by martin; 04-13-02 at 09:45 PM.

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    I must grab me a pair of those shorts, I hear its a must have for serious riders.
    I'm going to play around with my seat adjustments and see whats best cause I got a little numb in the private area at one point today on a 10mi ride hehe.
    Thnx a ton for responding and have a wonderful night!


    Originally posted by martin
    Good shorts help a lot. I've been building my time in the saddle up over the past month and worked up to 36 miles every day now with low gears and a lot of spin. I plan on increasing the mileage to 50 every day and then on reducing my time. My eventual goal is to be grinding 50 miles out every day in the highest gear ratio at 80 to 90 rpm.

    I found that what was originally a comfortable setup for the bike didn't really work for longer rides.

    I ended up with a new saddle to help with the pain and really had to fine tune the saddle height and fore/aft positioning to eliminate foot numbness and knee pain.

    Another thing I learned is that for me a firm, flat, narrow saddle with a slight love channel works best for the long rides. The Selle Italia Fluid saddle fits me perfect and required no breakin period.
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    Coffee,
    You might want to check this site out on fit:

    http://www.wrenchscience.com/WS1/default.asp

    On the right hand side click on the WS Sizing System and select the type of bike you want to fit.

    It helped me fine tune my ride.

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    Hello,

    I am coming in late on this thread but have a question. I have no pain at all for the first 15 to 18 miles and then I get an awful pain in the family jewels. My sit bones are fine, however the other is not fun. I have adjusted the saddle every which way you can and had my LBS check it. Any ideas???
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    The pain will go away after a little while; I went through a few days at work with a few foam blocks between my posterior and the "ergonomically correct" chair at my desk.

    Coffee: Where do you usually ride?

    If you're in the Citrus Heights/Folsom area, I've found that the hills on Central make a great warmup, followed by a ride down Oak until it meets Auburn-Folsom. Turn right, then make another right on greenback and go up the hill that leads out of Folsom, into Citrus Heights. Gives a good workout to the quads, and the downhill on Auburn-Folsom can lead to some pretty amazing speeds. Watch for the cagers (as always).
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
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    Ok, from a female perspective, I recently got my new bike and started riding. Some days, I'm ok, but other days, sh*t! It hurts! It's not my family jewels as much as my a**bone. I'm slowly getting used to the bike, but it's true you have to take some standing breaks to alleviate the pain. I also find that shifting in the saddle until I find a comfortable "a**groove" to place my cheek helps too. I'm trying to get used to the bike and just keep on riding to break my butt into riding, so I'm hoping that I will be 100% acclimatized within the next two weeks. I was wondering if the Terry saddle would work, although I always thought the Terry saddle was more for alleviating pain in the jewels more than pain in the butt. Any thoughts?



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