I sold my Cycle-ops trainer and with daylight savings, I don't have a chance to ride before dark during the week. I had this idea of going to a local fitness center and ride their stationary bikes. Last night I rode about 16 miles on the stationary, about 1/2 the distance of a normal ride. I was wearing cycling shorts under regular shorts and the seat of the stationary bike caused pain during on now after the ride, I have no problem with this on my bike. The stationary cycles use those type of seats that you would see on a beach cruiser which I thought would be more comfortable, but I could not have been more wrong. The soreness is now at the point that I hope it will subside by Saturday morning. Has anyone else tried and experienced this and does anyone do this as an alternative to a regular ride?