Hey! Am new to FB and just 1 year into biking. Last summer I had finished Selene Yeager's 8 week wgt loss biking program and just started her century training program when I had to have abdominal surgery. The other day I just finished my first 20 mile ride at a training pace--8 months after surgery. YAY!
I ride a hybrid Fuji on a rails & trails packed gravel surface, my goal is to ride the whole trail (80 miles) in one day--next year. In winter and bad weather, I put my bike on a stationary trainer.
What's this I read in one guys post about being able to ride with no pain or numbness anywhere? Huh? Am currently frustrated by lower back pain. Also have some numbness in my hands. I've switched to those wide hand grips. Dont have any endbars on my bike, but I'm thinking about it. And I've been through three different saddles, but maybe I need to tweak things some more. I get numbness in my lower back which I'm sure is from pressure on my sciatic nerve (saddle issues). But I'm usually so into riding that I don't notice it much. The lower back pain is probably from weak core muscles, since I had abdominal surgery. Duh. Am doing stretching and strengthening, but I'm sooo frustrated. It takes so long to get back to where I was last year! This time last year I was riding 80 miles a week, at most 26 miles at a shot. Any input from you hard core biker chicks to help resolve my saddle/hand numbness issues would be much appreciated!
You SO rock, Girls!
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