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When I started riding again a couple of weeks ago my sit bones were really hurting. Taking too much time off is tough. Anyone have suggestions to help with this? I have good riding shorts and a good seat but man.
 
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When I started riding again a couple of weeks ago my sit bones were really hurting. Taking too much time off is tough. Anyone have suggestions to help with this? I have good riding shorts and a good seat but man.
I think it's just going to be a process getting your body reacquainted with the movements and actions associated with cycling.

Start off with short rides and then little by little extend them.

Pain medications also help. Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, etc.

Motrin now make a dual action product that has both Advil and Tylenol together:

Amazon

It works wonders!

Safe riding @Con !
 
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i've been able to get over 130 miles in the last two weeks with about 9.5k ft of climbing, all riding around the city.

heading to the pisgah national forest (near asheville) friday for a mtb weekend. it's going to kick my ass, but it should be enjoyable and hopefully the ramp up in miles this last few weeks will help.
 
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i've been able to get over 130 miles in the last two weeks with about 9.5k ft of climbing, all riding around the city.

heading to the pisgah national forest (near asheville) friday for a mtb weekend. it's going to kick my ass, but it should be enjoyable and hopefully the ramp up in miles this last few weeks will help.
Bring along extra brake pads for Pisgah, especially if you're in the Brevard area of the forest. It was ages and ages ago but a buddy and I both burned through new pads in a long weekend up there. Tsali, over near Bryson City about 90 minutes from Brevard is also awesome. Have fun!
 
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Bring along extra brake pads for Pisgah, especially if you're in the Brevard area of the forest. It was ages and ages ago but a buddy and I both burned through new pads in a long weekend up there. Tsali, over near Bryson City about 90 minutes from Brevard is also awesome. Have fun!
i just put on new brake pads and tires last week. saturday, we’re riding avery creek/bennett gap which is a 16 mile loop with 3k up and 3 k down. supposed to be a great trail. we may be at bent creek sunday, my buddy lives near there in west asheville.

i haven’t been to tsali since the late 90s. used to love riding there. dupont forest in that area is also nice.
 

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If you are riding on the BRP, be careful. It's narrow already.

You bikers should get a movement going for them to add bike lanes up here!
 
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This just popped up in my YT feed.....wow....this cyclist needs to get his ass beat badly!

I see kids run into the path of cyclists on the beach here every day. It's part of their DNA to not always look around...especially on a trail such as this or on the beach here.

If it were an actual road or highway then yes the parent/adult should be held accountable.

Even so....smh.....huge over-reaction by this dude!

 
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I think it's just going to be a process getting your body reacquainted with the movements and actions associated with cycling.

Start off with short rides and then little by little extend them.

Pain medications also help. Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, etc.

Motrin now make a dual action product that has both Advil and Tylenol together:

Amazon

It works wonders!

Safe riding @Con !
I have been able to start back riding again and what I have discovered is interesting. My son went through some health issues so I did a lot of walking with him while he was recovering. Well, it was causing my back to hurt so I just started stretching a lot more every day. My back stopped hurting and then when I started riding my bike again, BOOM, no more sit bone pain. I rode 28 miles yesterday and I have no pain at all. Every little thing you can do to stay healthy is really important. I always did a little warming up, but not as much.
 

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I have been able to start back riding again and what I have discovered is interesting. My son went through some health issues so I did a lot of walking with him while he was recovering. Well, it was causing my back to hurt so I just started stretching a lot more every day. My back stopped hurting and then when I started riding my bike again, BOOM, no more sit bone pain. I rode 28 miles yesterday and I have no pain at all. Every little thing you can do to stay healthy is really important. I always did a little warming up, but not as much.
Man that's fantastic, Con! 28 miles is a good ride! Stretching.....yoga......stuff like that.....it helps!

Hope all's well with your son's health again.

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