Breaking in your butt

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Breaking in your butt

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:41 am

After being away from regular cycling for nearly 9 months, today I finished repairs to my bicycle and then decided to ride to choir practice (about 12 km away). I discovered that since my ill-fated Wombeyan Caves Tour, that my bum has gotten soft. Even my nice brooks flyer saddle left me feeling a bit sore under my left sit-bone this evening! So it really is true - it isn't just the saddle, but it's the rider who needs breaking in! And it isn't the fault of the brooks saddle. I started touring on it without using proofhide or doing anything else to break it in.
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by BNA » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:35 am


Re: Breaking in your butt

Postby rkelsen » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:35 am

Over the years, my butt has taken a pounding...



But seriously, it can take a fair while for your rear end to adjust. Of course, having a correctly sized saddle helps.
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Re: Breaking in your butt

Postby khendar » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:25 am

I've only been back into riding for a few weeks and the paid has already pretty much subsided. I think the trick is to start with shortish rides and give yourself a day of recovery afterwards. After a few weeks it should come good.
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Re: Breaking in your butt

Postby simonn » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:56 am

Google: breaking in your butt

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