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Old 01-07-08, 08:07 PM
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I may have found a temporary solution

for the butt pain.

I woke up in the middle of the night and remembered I had a really, really cushy saddle from when I first started riding about 6-7 years ago. It must really be a sad state when you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about riding, saddles, etc.

The cushy saddle has been on my mountain bike which currently hangs from the garage ceiling. I took it off the bike without even having to get it down from the ceiling. The saddle is a cheap Serfas that has a synthetic cover but is filled with about 3 inches of closed cell foam. I'll need to drop the seat post on my Madone a few inches just to get the height correct. Anyway, I'll give that a try and see if I can still ride without aggravating the "Ischial Bursitis".

It's also nice having an in-house acupuncturist (spouse in her 4th and final year of schooling) to get some treatments. I figured the treatments only cost me about $40,000.

If this doesn't work it's probably no riding for at least a month-unless I can find a loaner bent.
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Old 01-07-08, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
for the butt pain.

I woke up in the middle of the night and remembered I had a really, really cushy saddle from when I first started riding about 6-7 years ago. It must really be a sad state when you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about riding, saddles, etc.

The cushy saddle has been on my mountain bike which currently hangs from the garage ceiling. I took it off the bike without even having to get it down from the ceiling. The saddle is a cheap Serfas that has a synthetic cover but is filled with about 3 inches of closed cell foam. I'll need to drop the seat post on my Madone a few inches just to get the height correct. Anyway, I'll give that a try and see if I can still ride without aggravating the "Ischial Bursitis".

It's also nice having an in-house acupuncturist (spouse in her 4th and final year of schooling) to get some treatments. I figured the treatments only cost me about $40,000.

If this doesn't work it's probably no riding for at least a month-unless I can find a loaner bent.
I beg to differ. It is a gift to find solutions in the dead of the night. I hope it works.

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Old 01-07-08, 11:25 PM
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Fingers crossed for you, jppe! Easy does it.
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I can see a lot of out of the saddle riding in the future till you find a cure.

I have such a variety of old saddles in the shed but Like you- I have the ones that work. The saddle that came on Boreas- I have been using for 6 months and it worked from Day I. A Fizic- Alliance. Then it suddenly went off. Luckily I has a spare saddle on the OCR that was being sold. Funny how a change in the butt can cause so much pain.
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Old 01-08-08, 01:58 PM
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Well good luck, nothing is worse than a sore tookus.
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So the recumbent might not happen? Too bad, you were going to be a lab rat for us.

If you rode the bent for a few months, then spontaneously grew a gray beard and acquired a 50-lb beer belly, we'd know the bent caused it.
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Old 01-08-08, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
So the recumbent might not happen? Too bad, you were going to be a lab rat for us.

If you rode the bent for a few months, then spontaneously grew a gray beard and acquired a 50-lb beer belly, we'd know the bent caused it.
My recumbent caused the butt pain. Last fall, I was riding it in a century and took a quick break down a short steep hill. Starting back up I lost control and fell over downhill, sliding sideways out of the seat and landing butt first. It hurt a lot, but I was able to complete the other 60 miles of ride. After that, I could ride my other bikes without pain, but sitting on the recumbent, or in a chair for too long hurt.

I was advised to give it a while to heal. I think I fractured my tailbone. Time is up and now with a new spring I hope to be back on it.
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