Post # 1
I was able to go for my first bike ride of the season today– it was chilly, but sunny, and finally biking again after the winter was so much fun! Even though I was just going to school and back, it was still good enough exercise to make my legs ache. I’ve been traveling, and then sick, so haven’t been getting nearly my usual amount of exercise.
The thing is, now my bottom really, really hurts! It always feels sore after biking until I’m really used to it again. So annoying! Does anyone else get the bottom soreness after biking the first few times too?
Post # 3
Yup!!! I even had a seat that was so so hard that the pain never went away lol. Now I have the correct seat and my bum will only hurt for a few days! Isnt it great that the weather is nicer and warmer now!
Post # 4
I don’t bike, but I do spin classes, and yeah, it takes a few times to build up a tolerance again if I take some time off.
Post # 5
I bike all year round but I still get the soreness when switching from my city bike to my road bike because the road bike’s saddle is much less comfortable… 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Mine always hurts WICKED bad!!! My sister has those special shorts with a bunch of padding, she says that helps.
Post # 7
I don’t know about cycling but after a spin class I have serious but pain!!!
Post # 8
Oh yeah. Usually after the first day I go, I can’t go for another few days because even the thought of having that thing jammed under me is enough to make me sit on the couch and stay chubby.
I really wish it would warm up a bit here. Any days where it is actually over 40, it is waaaayy too windy to break out the bike.
Post # 9
I don’t bike often, but the spin class I just took definitely left me feeling bruised for a couple of days! Ouch!
Post # 10
Any exercise will hurt the following day if you haven’t done it in awhile.
Post # 11
It hurts so much! I commute to work every day on a road bike (about 20km) but took a break while training from my half marathon. I got back on the bike last week and had completly forgotten about the pain! My bum was literally refusing to sit down on the saddle and I swear I had to have a mind vs. bum argument with my bum yelling ‘don’t do this to me’.
Post # 12
1) Get fitted for a proper saddle.
2) Don’t over do it the first few times of the season. I think even a 10 mile ride is too much if you’re not used to it.
Post # 13
I regularly take spin class, but when I take off for a few days and go back, my butt is soooooo sore after!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@Creiddylad: definitely! Even with padded shorts, those sit bones still get bruised bigtime.
Post # 15
I can’t afford a new bike seat right now 🙁 but it does tend to go away after a little while, if I bike a couple times a week!
How I wish I had more time to go biking instead of sitting getting plump at a boring desk doing schoolwork. . . 😛 Can’t wait for the semester to be OVER!
Post # 16
@Creiddylad: “How I wish I had more time to go biking instead of sitting getting plump at a boring desk doing schoolwork. . . 😛 Can’t wait for the semester to be OVER!”
Me too! Can’t wait until school is over with!