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Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

No I don't have an STD

My ass was on fire during the second half of my 19 mile ride. It felt like I was just sitting on the CF post for the last 9 miles what can I do about this? I don't have the legs to ride out of the saddle for miles at a time. I may want to have kids one day. What saddle do you use?

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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

On my hack it's a Selle San Marco Regal Girardi, comfiest seat I've ever used but weighs a ton. Looks good though. White leather and copper (fake) rivets.

On my Road bike, currently a Selle Italia Flite Genuine Gel. About to build up a new bike and it'll probably have a Flite TT
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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

On fire? Sounds like a seat height problem or a shorts problem. Take your bike to a shop and have them adjust your riding position. Also, some shorts just don't agree with certain people. 19 miles is not that long. My wifey has gone 40 miles (only her 4th ride ever) on the back of the tandem with a mens saddle on the thing without any butt burning. She did have her sit bones bruised a little but that's normal and goes away with time. I have since gotten her a womens saddle but the things she had down were her riding position and she had good cycling shorts with a synthetic chamois. You shouldn't need to ride out of the saddle for miles at a time. If I need a rest I stand up for 5 or 10 pedal strokes at the most and then sit back down again. The only time I have ever had problems with chaffing is when I ride in the rain and the wet fabric rubs too much. Granted that's on 50+ mile rides. 19 miles seems way too short for that type of uncomfort.

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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

Flite Gel. Do you have padded shorts?

You gotta stand up some of the time. But it also gets better the more you ride.

Oh, btw. I should have a ride to join you shortly.

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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

I hear rumors of spandex bicycle shorts doing wonders, cant say for sure since I dont see myself wearing those.
I got my no name seat outta the clearance bin when I broke my old one in the worst "stoppie gone bad" to date, its one of the ones with the split for added airflow down under. I ride pretty hardcore freestyle/crosscountry/just not smart/back trail rides tho, so I'm off my seat quite often for drops/jumps and other fun stuff. Plus I dont generally exceed the 15mile marker so I'm not sure if that style seat would help.
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Granted that's on 50+ mile rides. 19 miles seems way too short for that type of uncomfort.
I must be doing something wrong 10-15miles is my average ride and I'm WIPED when I get back to my truck
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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

On a road bike or mt bike?

Either way, you're not doing something wrong, you're out of shape and/or riding really gnarly hills.



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On a road bike or mt bike?

Either way, you're not doing something wrong, you're out of shape and/or riding really gnarly hills.
Mtn bike, theres some hills that require some serious brute force on the trails I ride, super extremely technical trails to laid back "high speed" trails with some cool obstacles slightly off coarse to hit.
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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

A 15 mile mountain bike ride is like a 45 mile road ride. Generally it's better to guage rides on time than mileage as the mileage can vary greatly by terrain and riding conditions (head winds, etc) but time is always the same.

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Re: Calling all cyclest (balls on fire)

Well, my balls were not on fire, but just numb feeling in the groin area. Iím wearing bib shorts and there is no friction burn, just lack of blood circulation Iím thinking. I did get fitted for the bike at the shop, but I will be stopping there today before I go on my afternoon ride. I want to try to make some adjustments before buying a new saddle.

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Flite Gel. Do you have padded shorts?

You gotta stand up some of the time. But it also gets better the more you ride.

Oh, btw. I should have a ride to join you shortly.

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I hope I can keep up

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Well, my balls were not on fire, but just numb feeling in the groin area. Iím wearing bib shorts and there is no friction burn, just lack of blood circulation Iím thinking. I did get fitted for the bike at the shop, but I will be stopping there today before I go on my afternoon ride. I want to try to make some adjustments before buying a new saddle.
Also, try popping up and pedaling out of the saddle for 5 or 10 strokes and then sit down again. Maybe when you hit a small hill or rise. Use that time to keep your momentum. It gives your butt a rest, your weiner some blood, stretches your legs out, uses different muscles, and allows you to hold the same speed over the hill. Sounds like you will be fine.

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Size reduction surgery...
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Flite Gel. Do you have padded shorts?

You gotta stand up some of the time. But it also gets better the more you ride.

Oh, btw. I should have a ride to join you shortly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
ok I don't really know the first thing about bikes but that thing does look sweet. I'd never pay that much for a bike but then again I wouldn't pay $10 for a bike (yes I am incredibly lazy)

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