Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spinning the aftermath

My butt hurts.

I know, I know, what a wimp, but seriously, as I plopped my behind in my car this morning I was a little surprised at how...ahem, tender my derriere was. I'm not a frat pledge, and it's not rush, so I know I didn't get the paddle last night. It had to be that damn stand up, sit down hour of spinning last night. I know what your thinking, a real bike saddle is about 10 times smaller and harder than a plush spinning seat, so yes, I know how much trouble I'm in when I finally get a real bike and start loggin some real miles. My only excuse/justification is that up to this point I've never spend any real time on a bike. I've been told that the more time I spend on the bike the more caloused my butt cheeks will get, so that's something to look forward to. I guess I'll spring for the bike shorts with chamois.


  1. Well...your butt cheeks don't actually get calloused. That'd hurt. A road-bike saddle is more comfortable because it supports you where it should and it doesn't go where it shouldn't. A heavily padded seat has to have all that cushion go somewhere. And, yes, the more time you spend on the saddle, the easier it gets. However, as you ride, you'll want to take opportunities to stand up for a second or two, move around, stretch the back out, and then sit back down. 'Bout every 5-10 mins or so.

  2. Good to know, thanks Mark. Hope you're enjoying the blog and I appreciate the feedback.


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