Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-04-06, 06:56 PM   #1
Pharaoh
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: White Plains,MD
Bikes: Marin Fairfax Performance Hybrid
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Pharaoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-06, 05:52 AM   #2
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,476
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
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.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:25 AM.