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    Red face I'm doing a thing

    BunnyWunny here,

    Ok first off, if this isn't ok then please nuke this thread from orbit and let me know.

    I'm doing a thing, one of those things that sound like a good idea until the time comes and you've got to ride a silly distance on a bike in a silly amount of time but you can't back out because a)everyones counting on you b)it's for charity c)what are you? chicken?

    they say that writing something down makes you more likely to actually do it, so here it is, I'm taking part in the Ride 2 Rio cycling challenge in aid of prostate cancer UK

    https://ride2rio.everydayhero.com/uk/andrew

    Over 5 weeks myself and 5 others will be trying to ride 6000 miles around and about cornwall.
    I've been a keen cyclist for years now but the longest ride I've ever done is 75 miles so doing 200 miles a week (my share of the total) is going to be a big push.

    If anyone can spare a few quid towards the goal that would be amazing, if you can't then don't worry but if you could share the page it would really help!

    Many thanks

    Andrew/BunnyWunny/VeNT

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    I'll check back here on payday. Best of luck, I cycled from Essex to Mt Etna once, as part of a team ride. That was a tough week.

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    Sorry, forgot to post some support. That sounds bonkers but you will have thighs of steel and a bunch of money for charity at the end of it, good luck!

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    Thanks guys. Starts this weekend so I'm taking it easy this week. Hope I make the full 6k by the end!

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    Best of luck to you! I just got a bike recently to ride to work. I figured the A TV trails that start near my house and go halfway to work would be a perfect short cut as opposed to going through the city...and my butt is so sore I honestly think it's bruised, but kinda hard to check. Gonna have to figure out another route that avoids the worst of it if I can. And that was only 45 min of riding! I can't imagine what your poor butt is going through..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChristine View Post
    my butt is so sore I honestly think it's bruised, but kinda hard to check.
    You'll be pleased to know the pain soon passes. After regular cycling for a couple of weeks you shouldn't feel any pain.

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    Thanks for the donation dude!
    Yeah I used to get sore after riding but the more you ride the further you'll be able to before it hurts.
    good shorts help too, tho they do wear out after a year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChristine View Post
    Best of luck to you! I just got a bike recently to ride to work. I figured the A TV trails that start near my house and go halfway to work would be a perfect short cut as opposed to going through the city...and my butt is so sore I honestly think it's bruised, but kinda hard to check. Gonna have to figure out another route that avoids the worst of it if I can. And that was only 45 min of riding! I can't imagine what your poor butt is going through..
    If it's rough, you shouldn't be sat down. Get up out the saddle and use your arms and knees as suspension. Consider getting bigger tyres/reducing the tyre air pressure somewhat.

    Also, what saddle works for what person is quite complicated, and often somewhat unituitve. More "padded" saddles can actually put pressure on softer bits of flesh, which leads to the bruising. You need something that means you sit on your bones, and not the sensitive squishy bits (hence why many men's saddles actually have holes in the middle)

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