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    Completed 1st ride today!, Hello all.

    Bought a nice Hybrid bike from a bikeforum regular of craglist, thx Nissley , today was my first day out..I think I over did it, and I am going to be sore as hell tomorrow but I had fun!(rode 20 miles!)

    I have not rode a bike since like 15.., I don’t go to the gym much..but I am a Programmer by day so the pounds are going to pack on(I am turning 31 in October) I thought I pick up an “active hobby quick!”

    Have two very important newbie questions:

    What’s with the spandex? Why can’t I juts wear shorts,etc.?
    What can I do so my a** won’t hurt so much after a ride?? Its sore sore..

    I am trying to get my friends hooked on cycling so we can take rides in the moutiains like some of the folks do all the time here on this forum 

    Ciao.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon
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    Welcome to BikeForums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh
    Have two very important newbie questions:

    What’s with the spandex? Why can’t I juts wear shorts,etc.?
    What can I do so my a** won’t hurt so much after a ride?? Its sore sore..
    Shorts? You can wear them but you won't be comfortable after a few miles. If you MUST wear shorts try wearing padded cycling underwear instead of regular underwear.
    If you think you don't look good in lycra, wear mountain bike shorts.
    I only wear bibs and recommend them to everyone I know.

    If your saddle has too much padding your butt will always be sore. Get a saddle with only a little bit of padding and your butt will get used to it after a few weeks, possibly less.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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