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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
Good day,

I am really enjoying the crycling sport. Have had the bike for a week and 2 days now and even though it is pretty hard work it is fun and satisfying. Yesterday I did my first group ride. It was a 20 mile beginner ride. I have to say I almost did not make it. It comes to show how bad of shape I am in. Still, it will get better.

I noticed that I needed some shorts. I am starting to have trouble urinating and I think those are symptoms of the seat killing the sitting bone. I do know I have to get a propper fit in the bike but shorts will help immensensely, I've heard.
If you're having trouble urinating because of the seat killing your sitting bone you'll probably need to change something more than your choice of clothing. Cycling shorts will make riding more comfortable, especially over longer distances, but can only do so much to help if things aren't set up right. To use a silly example, if you're using a spike instead of a saddle the shorts won't make it much better to ride.

Also I would like to get equipment to measure my rides and get some telemetric data out of them. They had the Garmin Edge 500 at the store but it was way too expensive at 350.00 or so. I am looking for something durable and accurate but more beginnerish... Any recommendations appreciated. Hopefully something that doesnt break the $100 barrier. Looking for something with speed, distance, maybe something to measure grade % on hills and maybe cardio monitoring.
If what you want is speed, distance, heart rate etc you'll probably be able to get that out of a regular cycling computer. If you want to add track logging so you can overlay it on a map you'll need a GPS (I don't know if your thread title was a typo or a misunderstanding, the term you want is GPSr not GPRs) of some sort. You might get a used model for under $100, to be honest I'd be surprised if you can find anything new at that level. Take a look at places like gpscity.com to see what's available and at what price - they seem to come highly recommended.
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