After a bit of a bike ride...

.. with long downhill bits..

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WildWill    pirate
07/10/2003 at 14:48
Body geometry sadles (by Specialised) come in losts of types

MTB
Road
Race
Woman Specific
etc


I have one on my MTB and one on my race bike - they arnt the lightest in th world but when it comest to sadles and long rides - comfort is king
07/10/2003 at 14:57
Thanks for raising the tone again WW.
cougie    pirate
07/10/2003 at 14:57
<boooo !>

;-)
07/10/2003 at 14:58
it's the 'etc' that intrigues me...
07/10/2003 at 15:07
I have a womens specific saddle on my MTB and believe me if someone stole my bike I would be more upset about my saddle going!! That and padded shorts are the best thing ever!
07/10/2003 at 17:45
boinged this cos I had fun on here today!
07/10/2003 at 19:01
...in fact, I distinctly remember blond bird mentioning pins and needles in her unmentionables (though of course she did mention them) a few days ago when she'd ridden a bike...

I'm really in two minds now.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2003 at 21:29
JJ - don't worry. Yes, sometimes you get sore but it's really worth it and you do get accustomed. Remember what they say - nothing worth having comes easily. I love my bike and in every triathlon I breathe a happy sigh of relief once out of the water and on my bike. Do join us.
08/10/2003 at 09:40
This sounds daft but I love the bike so much I've started going to the shop on it for milk and stuff...feel like a school kid again!
08/10/2003 at 09:59
Guys

they are much better today.


Thought I'd share..
cougie    pirate
08/10/2003 at 10:15
Thanks for that Barkles. My mind can rest now.

Wolfy - you wanna go to Center Parcs for a break. Loadsa forest to run through (er watch the tree roots though) and hire bikes to mess round on. We love it ! Just v relaxing.
08/10/2003 at 10:22
Glad to hear it barkles!!!

I believe so cougs, will suggest to Mr Wolf and the little wolfettes!

Running in the rain today me thinks...pretty poohey out there today! Cougs are you coming to the zoo zoo zoo?
cougie    pirate
08/10/2003 at 10:42
Oooh yes - will send off Zooo zooo zoooo thing today ! Wahooo ! Can we ride on the Heffalumps ?
08/10/2003 at 11:26
yep and the nellyfants!
08/10/2003 at 11:37
So that's it then is it? All I have to do to avoid nut ache is go to Center Parcs? Sounds expensive when I can just rub them better myself.
08/10/2003 at 12:54
Pins and nedles and numbness which as Jj said I'd mentiond the other day.

Interesting sensation as the feeling returns !!!!
08/10/2003 at 13:11
Just read the first and last pages so I'm sorry if this solution has already been offered.

Years ago I used to average 250 - 300 miles a week on a bike, year in and year out and never had that problem.

You need to be aware of a number of small but important issues.

i. The saddle should be level or as near as dammit.
ii.Wear proper cycling shorts.
iii. Use a properly shaped and narrow saddle. It's like a cheese wire att first but you get used to it.
iv. It's vital that you get your weight distribution right. Approximately one third on each of the bars, pedals and saddle.

If you do nothing else, make sure iv. is right.
JJ
08/10/2003 at 13:18
Thnaks Johnny, hadn't really though tof where my wieght was/is, too busy pedalling...
cougie    pirate
08/10/2003 at 13:31
Your bars should be at the same height as your saddle, or when you are used to it, slightly lower. That should help balance you out.
08/10/2003 at 17:00
Barkles.
Cougie's right about the height of the bars.
You need to make sure that when riding naturally you have just enough forward slope on your body so that you lean with a bit of weight on the bars.
Do you know how to check your saddle height?
JJ
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