Welcome out of lurking! It sounds like you're off to a great start in cycling life. Just build up your distance slowly and you'll be all good. As far as painful butts, well that is a problem for all cyclists. You definitely get used to it, and you'll be able to go a lot longer over time without any pain. However it is always there and people are always looking for ways to ease it up. Hence all the new saddles that are always coming out.
In my battle agains pain in the butt I've got a new weapon. It's not so much for the pain of sitting a long time but for chafing. I picked up some chamois butt'r a few weeks ago. The stuff is fantastic. It made a huge difference the moment I started using it, and now I'm wondering why it took me so long to do it. doh!
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Hi everyone... my name is Laurie, and I have just discovered the wonderful world of cycling!
Last summer, I was riding (and still have) a Townie, but this year I felt that I wanted, and was ready for, something faster and something that I could ride for longer road trips. So I just got a new Specialized Sequoia - and I feel like I went from a minivan to a Porsche, lol... I LOVE it. I'm still breaking it in, doing an avg of 8-10 miles on it at an avg speed of 13-15mph. I could probably go longer, but my butt is wearing out before my stamina! I've got a decent WSD saddle, and awesome padded chamois shorts, and the bike was totally dialed in to my body at the LBS, so I think it's just a matter of breaking in my butt! LOL It also has the clipless pedal/shoe combo, and though I was worried about that at first, I am sooo glad that I went that route, because I love it.
Anyway... I'm really excited about entering the cycling world, and I still have a LOT to learn, so I'll be hanging around here a bit!
Nice to meet you all... :-)
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