Let's talk saddles
In my previous post, "You're longest ride on a comfort bike", late said...
Originally Posted by late
Oh yeah, your butt is gonna hurt. Even the pros have to toughen up their butts in the Spring. But the thing with comfort saddles is that for a lot of people they become torture devices on long rides.
Give it a few weeks, see how it goes. If it is really bugging you; we can talk saddles.
OK, I'm ready to talk saddles. I don't have much flexibility in the type of bike I can ride, given my wrist problems. I did not choose a cruiser because I wanted gears and the ability to go further when I want to.
After riding around the neighborhood for just 20 minutes, I believe I need either (1) a new saddle, or (1) another stem to raise the bars higher. Maybe I am not sitting back far enough on the saddle. I don't feel like I'm resting on my sit bones, and that may be the problem. Perhaps I just need to work on my riding position. (I don't remember riding being this complicated when I was a kid.... we just got on our bikes, and rode!)
I know the choice of saddle is unique for everyone, but is there a certain type I should be looking for, for this type of bike?
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