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Old 03-09-10, 09:24 PM
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Back on the wagon and it hurts!

Started riding to work today after taking about 6 months off my 36 mile round trip.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any time (probably because of the lights). Unsurprisingly, I was a lot slower on the uphills.

What surprised me most was how much my sit bones hurt. I felt fine going to work but coming home, the first half of the commute was basically spent out of the saddle. That's how much it hurt... WTH!
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When I went from 7 to 17 miles each way at the beginning of the year, I noticed my butt hurt more too. It's starting to settle in now. Where I was thinking I needed a new seat, now I'm thinking maybe not.
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Ditch the wagon; get a bike.
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Noticed the same on monday, after 2.5 months due to weather but 1 nice weekend. Did 40km and felt it in the butt the next day. Just need to get riding more frequently for it to go way.. Really happy spring is nearly here.
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Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
Started riding to work today after taking about 6 months off my 36 mile round trip.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any time (probably because of the lights). Unsurprisingly, I was a lot slower on the uphills.

What surprised me most was how much my sit bones hurt. I felt fine going to work but coming home, the first half of the commute was basically spent out of the saddle. That's how much it hurt... WTH!
If I can make a suggestion? Tip the front of the seat up, just a little bit. Probably only need to go one or two notches, depending on how fine of an adjustment you can make on your bike. I've found that there's a perfect angle that comfortably redistributes the pressure of the seat, without crushing your forward running gear.

At least, I've found that I'm not comfortable having just those two bones in my butt carrying all the weight.
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Old 03-10-10, 09:31 AM
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If I can make a suggestion? Tip the front of the seat up, just a little bit. Probably only need to go one or two notches, depending on how fine of an adjustment you can make on your bike. I've found that there's a perfect angle that comfortably redistributes the pressure of the seat, without crushing your forward running gear.

At least, I've found that I'm not comfortable having just those two bones in my butt carrying all the weight.
I've already adjusted the geometry of the bike. It used to fit me like a glove. Used to ride 150+ miles at a time on my road bike with the ass hatchet no problem. Just gotten lazy in the past year and change. Need to get used to it again.
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Spring seems to be springing out at us and I haven't worn longjohns in almost a week. Life is good. What happened to you? Take up motorcycle racing or something?
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Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
Started riding to work today after taking about 6 months off my 36 mile round trip.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any time (probably because of the lights). Unsurprisingly, I was a lot slower on the uphills.

What surprised me most was how much my sit bones hurt. I felt fine going to work but coming home, the first half of the commute was basically spent out of the saddle. That's how much it hurt... WTH!
LOL! I started year-round bike commuting 2 years ago this April. I still remember the same shocking sensation in my rear end after the FIRST TWO PEDAL STROKES of the first trip home.

Also, it takes a good month before your body can fully adjust because with riding two times a day, 5 days a week, your muscles can never fully recover until Saturday. I used to have Saturday 1PM dead legs for weeks and weeks and weeks and my commute is only 20 miles round trip.

Keep it up! I think the 2nd day is the hardest.
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Spring's actually bad for me, all this spring weather cause I'm gonna be up at killington for 4 days this weekend and it's gonna be drizzling and 40+ degs. That's bull.

I just stopped riding for a while. Got lazy, fast cars, snowboarding, etc. Plus I took up running for a while.

Last summer also wasn't good for riding with all the rain and crap. I really wanna get back into riding though. With all the money I put into my road bike over the past 5 years, it seems like a waste to not ride it. But if I'm gonna ride it, I wanna be in good shape again to ride it well.
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My sitbones hurt too after about 6 weeks off the bike. It only hurt for the first 4 or so miles though after that I didn't feel it anymore
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