just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Better saddle, with cutout. It's just like wearing a helmet. How much do you value that stuff? You should be able to sit for an hour before bad things happen, which would mean that bad things would never happen, which is very important. It's additive.
For now, just unclip and stand on the roller frame for a minute, say every 15 minutes. After you get better, you'll be able to stand and pedal fine on any roller set. Start by putting the weight in your feet and "hovering" with just a little saddle contact to maintain frame steering. You'll probably need to shift into your biggest gear and pedal slowly. That's very tiring on the legs, of course, but practicing that will gradually allow you to fully stand. And "tiring on the legs" is probably good, too. Rock the bike normally. It's actually good training. One sees too many people whose front wheel goes back and forth while out of the saddle.