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9/3/12 11:44 A

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When I first started riding I would go numb down there every ride and would have to take breaks. I was riding a hybrid and the saddle was all wrong for me(too narrow) and I did not have padded shorts. Then I got a road bike and the saddle on it just happened to fit my sit bones plus I wear padded shorts so things are greatly improved. If I go on a 2 plus hour long ride I'll start to get uncomfortable so I may need to get a better saddle if I start riding longer more often. I would check how your saddle fits and that it's adjusted correctly and also get padded shorts(no underwear like the previous poster mentioned) if you do not have them yet.

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9/2/12 12:44 P

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When I first started riding again I had that problem fairly often. Then I got my seat properly adjusted and some good cycling shorts with good pads in them and since then I've been fine. The nose on my seat was at the wrong and and no padding iun the shorts, well just rubbed all the wrong nerves. I have a good women specific seat, but if it's not set right, well, it doesn't do much good. Oh and good cycling shorts you don't wear underwater with them because the elastic in the underwear creates pinch points and pressure.

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8/22/12 10:35 P

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I actually had this happen to me, but it was more my butt/lower back. I think I was just sitting weirdly.

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8/14/12 12:11 A

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I'll bet it was just a weird position on the saddle. It happens to me sometimes when I ride my mountain bike instead of the road bike. I think the thicker horn pushes my chamois into an odd pressure point and cuts off the circulation. It is icky feeling, I can commiserate.

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8/13/12 11:57 P

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I can't drink and ride either, that is why I use a camel back. But for your question. That has never happened to me, but my first thought would be the chamois in your bike shorts.

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8/13/12 10:31 P

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I ride that bike all of the time. It is the only one I have. I don't ride as often as I should, but I have never had that happen... talk about OUCH!!





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8/13/12 10:08 P

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It depends. It could be your saddle or the way you were sitting in the saddle. How often do you ride the bike you rode that day?

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8/13/12 7:26 P

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I had a weird experience, and was wondering if any of my fellow cycling ladies could help me out.

The other day we went riding, after the first 5 miles we took a water break (I haven't mastered riding and drinking yet) and when I got off my bike, my lady parts and bum were asleep. The pins and needles kind you get when you sit on your leg too long. Any idea what could have caused this? After the next 5 miles (to get back to the car) I was fine...

Thanks in advance!





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