As regards overcoming the whole start and stop thing I have found that having a goal is a great motivation. For me this came in the form of Tour-de-Cure. (I completed my first tour this weekend, I'm still prepping for the Tour-de-Cure)
The nice thing about the Tour-de-Cure is that they are not a competitive events, have lengths from 5 to 62.5 miles, and they want you to be successful. As a result they provide training rides. It can be great motivation and you learn a whole lot.
I'm sure something of that nature would work for you too.
It looks like the closest to Milwaukee is the Southeast Wisconsin Tour de Cure in Grafton.
If you are interested in something like this then you might visit http://tour.diabetes.org or google for another
I have a goal for you. Ride you bike on the trail from Greenfield park to Waukesha using the New Berlin trail. If you feel good follow the connector for about 1 mile in Waukesha and take it West to Wales or Dousman.
Seats/saddles. They must fit you. It's specific to you, you need leg relief for your thighs. Most road and mountain bike saddles have this. Check Wheel & Sprocket or Ben's. Maybe you can get another seat post and just switch if you share the bike.
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Hi, I am a new member to both spark and this forum/team. I am from Milwaukee. I love to be outside riding my bike but I start it and stop because I will say I can skip a day and then I leave it for months at a time. Hoping that being a part of this team will help me to not give it up. I had a hard day at work yesterday and was thinking about skipping yesterday and was at that decision when I just decided to get up and do it because if I didn't I wouldn't do it at all. Glad I made the decision. I only biked two miles but for me that is better than what I have done. I am switching off between biking and training for a 5k. I am biking for fun and exercise and would like to get strong enough to bike the trails and bike longer than two miles. I did have a question. For a while my mom was borrowing my bike and switched the seat out to a comfort seat and I don't like it. Anyone know of a bike seat that will be good for comfort and that won't go into the bottom of my bottom/top of my thighs.
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