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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-02-09, 09:49 PM   #1
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My cheeks are sore.

Well I did it.
I have been lurking around here for a while reading all the great posts about bikes for bigger guys.
(6ft 340lbs) And after carefully considering all the advice given to other "Clydesdales" I went out and got a Hoss for the Horse .

Maiden voyage report about 5kms in about 20 mins felt pretty good after little winded and rubber legged
But otherwise pretty good except for my butt . How long does it take for your butt to stop hurting after every ride.

Thanks again.
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Old 06-02-09, 09:51 PM   #2
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A couple rides and you will be fine
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Old 06-02-09, 09:53 PM   #3
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From the title, I thought you were going to say your cheeks were sore from smiling so much.

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A few weeks. Don't get too bruised / sore or it takes even longer. Ride often but quit when you're ahead until butt is properly acquainted with saddle.
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Sorry, can't resist.

How long it takes to deal with the butt pain may have other contributing factors as well. For instance Your saddle. Does it really fit you properly? What kind is it and what materials are it made of. May seem counter intuitive but lots of people find that a softer saddle (especially gel saddles) are a bigger pain in the butt then a harder saddle.

Of course there are other factors that don't even have anything to do with bicycling. For instance, how often do you have dealings with any type of goverment agency? Talk about your severe pain in the butt.....
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+1 on TA's input. If this is your first bike in a while, the seat might not be in the optimum position, it might not be the best seat for you, and it might not match your riding style (for example, if you buy a mountain bike you get a mountain bike seat, even if you use it as a commuter bike or for casual rides around the town).

I find that padded bike shorts help for longer rides, but if you're just breaking in the more sensitive parts of your lower torso, that's most likely going to take a little time...just take it easy for a while and enjoy the ride. You'll be counting off the km's in no time.
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Your cheeks and legs should be tired. Both will get in shape soon, don't worry.
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Butt pain ended with the purchase and use of bike shorts. Your rear isn't sore from sitting on the seat, but from your gluts going unsupported. There is a good reason why bike shorts are made of lycra/spandex, they support your muscles.
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Where is the butt pain?

If it's two distinct points, one on each side, and you really feel it if you sit on a hard surface (concrete bench), your saddle is fine, and you'll get over it in a few rides. Those two sore spots are where your ischia (the bones in your pelvis that you're supposed to sit on) have put pressure on tissue thats unaccustomed to it. Interestingly enough, part of that is geting faster, you take some weight off your butt when you can pedal faster/harder because your feet are picking up more of your weight.

If it's a generalized sore area in the middle, you need a different saddle, soon. The pressure is on the soft tissue in between your ischia, which the ischia are there to protect. Down that road lies problems you don't want to deal with.
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