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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by scurdyness, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Apr 1, 2021 at 3:39 PM
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    Wallygator

    Wallygator New Member

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    You could always trade in your Toyota Ridgeline for a real truck....Tundra Double Cab! Long bed even better. ;):thumbsup:
     
  2. Apr 6, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    drobb

    drobb The Feral Snail

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    Went for a 5:30am “urban mtb run”. Pitch black outside. Ran both headlights. Hauling a$$ down a hill, went past one of those “show your speed” signs.... 35mph in a 25mph zone ....it was a good morning....lol.
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    Mountun Goat

    Mountun Goat Ever see a Goat plow?

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    New stem cap for some balance..

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  4. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    Skey44

    Skey44 GreenvilleOverland

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    Faster stem cap, yeah!
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2021 at 10:12 PM
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    Mountun Goat

    Mountun Goat Ever see a Goat plow?

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    Haha you know it. I overdo everything so bike can’t be any different ;)
     
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  6. Apr 7, 2021 at 10:48 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    when I'm not wrenching on the Tundra, I'm wrenching on the bikes..lol
    Installed a new SRAM NX drivetrain on my Marin SQ hardtail: new DUB bottom bracket, crankset, NX shifter, 11-50t cassette DUB boost,..etc. etc..
    Just finished fine tuning the chain length and outer/inner limiters as well as B gap. Will go for a ride tomorrow see how she rides.
    Was a fun project but I had to buy few specific tools for the job.

    still waiting on new One Up pedals for it.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2021 at 9:18 PM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Ok, so I'm in no way a cyclist, mountain biker, or any other kind of major 2 wheel enthusiast. What I am is fat and out of shape with knees and shins that require low impact exercise. Years ago I had a buddy/coworker who was a pretty active and healthy guy. Got me into skiing and talked me into getting a bicycle to go riding with him around town.

    We would ride after work for a few miles, and he made me look like the amateur that I am. Especially on hills, because I foolishly agreed to one of his rules without knowing what it was first. "Your ass can't leave the seat when going up hills." I still hate him for that. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Long story short, he moved away and I fell out of cycling. Well, I am wanting to get back into it a bit so I can get some exercise in. Trouble is, I'm older and softer now, and my saddle is the stock (read as rock hard) seat that my bike came with. Didn't go crazy on the bike, but it should be more than enough for a casual slob such as myself.


    I just need some advice on what kind of seat to get to make my simultaneously boney and fat ass more able to endure the rough roads and bumps as I pathetically pedal along. What would your recommendations be for a wuss to avoid being saddle sore after riding down a few miles of country roads that is all washboards, gravel, and potholes?





    For reference, my bike is a Trek Wahoo 29 and looks similar to this googled pic.

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  8. Apr 8, 2021 at 11:39 PM
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    Skey44

    Skey44 GreenvilleOverland

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    Good pair of chamois goes a long way. Spend about $50 on padded undershorts before trading the seat. Do 2 mi then 3 and then 5 in a week. Then repeat. Of course this depends on the trail or road you’re on. Go at your own pace where you can still talk but make sure you can’t sing. If you do three
    weeks of this and your taint is still sore find a saddle that fits you better. There are many shapes but I’ve found my ass is pretty much always ok with a seat if I’m in shape. If I’m a lard ass it hurts. I learned long ago to invest in good shorts before changing the saddle though. That’s my 2cents
     
  9. Apr 9, 2021 at 12:14 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    I didn't even know there was such a thing as padded shorts. o_O I'm in the lard ass category, so I guess my ass is just going to hurt?
     
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  10. Apr 9, 2021 at 5:16 AM
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    jpod

    jpod its Finally here

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    Seriously, keep the seat, get biking shorts. no seat is going to help as much as the padded chamois in a good pair of shorts. You can get mtb specific ones which have a chamois inside of a pair of shorts which still look like like shorts (as opposed to the thin Lycra that the road bike bib-shorts use)
     
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  11. Apr 9, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    slowpokepete

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    I would recommend a pair of lycra bib shorts with a quality pad (hate to say it, but these can be a bit pricey).

    Just wear a pair of shorts over them, and no one will know the difference.

    Shorts should be worn once and washed after every ride.

    Saddles can, in fact, make a big difference, and often serious cyclists have tried many options before settling on what they like.

    Also, saddle position...fore/aft, tilt, is important. As a general rule, put a level on your saddle, of course with your bike on a level surface...level is generally what you want.

    Also, heavily cushioned saddles, vs ones that fir your "sit bones," will not make them more comfortable.

    Finally, your ass gets used to riding. It takes time and miles in the saddle.

    Good luck finding what works for you...

    SPP
     
  12. Apr 9, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    Warreng

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    Just got a oneup 180mm dropper, and my lady got a PNW 125mm dropper with an external thingy for her older bike. Nice to see PNW making things for older bikes as not everyone has the latest and greatest.
    For reference, ONEUP was $350 CAD with lever and PNW was slightly less.

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  13. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    TheBeast

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    both good brands.
     
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  14. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    Also start slowly and build up your lungs and cardio. I usually get on a 30 day program (my own) to get ready for bike season. Consistency is key. Right now I'm at 8 miles a day every day for the next 30 days to build back my legs and lungs..lol. By the time summer comes I should be ready for those long rides.
     
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