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    I am sure a few of you ride be it for fitness, commuting or for a bit of fun
    Show us your other toy!

    I ride a bit of XC going to do more this coming year thought and commute once or twice a week to work 42km round trip on a shift work roster!

    Mountain bike - Specialized Stump jumper


    Road bike - Specialized secteur



    Loaded up ready for a trip away

  • #2
    Here's my 20 year old super expensive mountain bike from Woolworths.
    My diaries indicate it has covered over 70,000KM.
    Used to ride it to work daily - Now retired (Me, not the bike) and it still gets taken out most days!

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    • #3
      I used to ride until I got run over. It sort of put the willies up me after that.

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      • #4
        My stalkerbook profile is me & Mr Abbot - bumped into him at West Head in Sydney lol...

        Did this one too this year:

        Completed the Cingle (3 ascents in 24hrs)

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        • #5
          heres my beast, got it 2nd hand for $50 cos i borrowed it off a workmate and then he didnt want it back cos he had no room in his shed.

          i try to get it out at least once a week, even if its just to commute to the swimming center down the road.

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          • #6
            Ok, I've got a question!

            No, I am not a cyclist, but I did purchase a pretty flash Schwinn mountain bike in an effort to improve my fitness and get back into shape.

            I haven't ridden a pushbike for around 35 years, but I was keen to head out the other day and begin my exercise routine.

            I covered 12 kilometres in the first session. The body and legs coped very well, but NEVER have I had such a sore arse before!

            These things are not designed for sitting on, they are instruments of torture, and I wanna know what the hell you lot do to help preserve your arse and prevent the pain?

            Someone told me that I can purchase something called a gel seat cover, but both stores I went to were out of stock (they must be popular).

            Do these things work, and what other options are open to me, apart from throwing the bl**dy bike on the scrapheap and going back to walking/jogging?

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            • zorba
              zorba commented
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              i dont use them myself, but apparently those lycra shorts they all were (knicks) have padding in them.

              just keep cycling mate, after a while its no longer painful.

            • Bricktop
              Bricktop commented
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              Originally posted by Ranger" post=51117
              Ok, I've got a question!

              No, I am not a cyclist, but I did purchase a pretty flash Schwinn mountain bike in an effort to improve my fitness and get back into shape.

              I haven't ridden a pushbike for around 35 years, but I was keen to head out the other day and begin my exercise routine.

              I covered 12 kilometres in the first session. The body and legs coped very well, but NEVER have I had such a sore arse before!

              These things are not designed for sitting on, they are instruments of torture, and I wanna know what the hell you lot do to help preserve your arse and prevent the pain?

              Someone told me that I can purchase something called a gel seat cover, but both stores I went to were out of stock (they must be popular).

              Do these things work, and what other options are open to me, apart from throwing the bl**dy bike on the scrapheap and going back to walking/jogging?
              Take the seat off :lol:

            • nate
              nate commented
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              Originally posted by Ranger" post=51117
              Ok, I've got a question!
              I covered 12 kilometres in the first session. The body and legs coped very well, but NEVER have I had such a sore arse before!
              These things are not designed for sitting on, they are instruments of torture, and I wanna know what the hell you lot do to help preserve your arse and prevent the pain?
              A SEAT is for sitting on, bikes do not have seats - they have saddles.
              There is a difference - saddles only take part of your weight

              but anywho...
              it'll take a few weeks to toughen up, everyone goes through it - you just have to condition your butt.

              Dont worry about gel seat covers, knicks have a small amount of sponge - which will do nothing for a 70kg+ person putting weight on a few square centimeters.
              get back on it when its not as sore, and keep at it.

              correct above on the sit bones - but you'll still be sore as getting back into it. My advice is to get used to it & then start your usual upgrade-itis process once you know what you're doing & like etc...

          • #7
            don't get a gel seat.

            Proper cycling nicks, aussie butt cream and most importantly head into a specialized dealer and ask them to do a body fit on a saddle.

            As people have different sized "sit bones" you need different sized saddles. I found that most standard saddles that come on bikes are actually too wide for my butt.

            I found a saddle (at one stage had 7 saddles in the garage) and have been using that one since 2008. I also know how wide it is so if I need another I can get it.

            In 2010 I rode a mtb from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to Siam Reap in Cambodia over 15 days and had no pain (except from the stinking heat and humidity).

            cheers

            hutcho

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            • #8
              take the kayak out Ranger.
              it still has pedals doesn't it?

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                Originally posted by Send-it" post=51345
                take the kayak out Ranger.
                it still has pedals doesn't it?
                But how can I call it exercise when I'm so damn relaxed out there!
                :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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              My Noah:

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              Shawing!

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              Dressed for IronMan WA a few years back:

              Hunkachunka

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