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Troy you have a bony ass.
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Dan did you get the saddle with the springs from Ron?
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And what's with the cover on the front sprocket? That thing is ugly AF.
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troyguitar wrote:Just spent about 50-55 minutes doing a 20 minute ride. Took 30-35 minutes of :rage: connecting, disconnecting, opening, closing shit to get the fucking trainer, HR monitor, and Zwift to all talk to each other at the same god damn time.

Ass still hurts doing only 20 minutes. All day every day. Less than it did when doing 60 minutes. How many fucking days does it take to stop hurting?
Dunno man. Eventually your body gets used to it?

I’ve got 5 bikes, including the Peloton, all with different saddles.

The Peloton has a Bontrager saddle that came off of my Madone years ago and I had laying around. It’s better than the one that came on the bike for sure. That being said, it’s too wide for me for long rides but works well for the shorter workouts and also works well for the wife.

The Schwinn has a San Marco Ponza saddle that is silver and red and looks fantastic on the bike but it’s a total ass hatchet. Form over function. I barely ride the bike anymore so NBD.

The Whorbea has a Fizik Gobi saddle. It‘s never given me any comfort issues, but being a MTB I’m out of the saddle more than on the road.

The CAAD has a Fabric Line saddle that’s just OK, it’s not extremely comfy as it’s thin on padding but looks great on the bike.

The Sacklist has my favorite saddle on it. WTB Silverado in the narrowest fitment they make. Titanium rails. I could ride on this saddle all day.

Maybe try finding a few used saddles and trying them out until you find one you like? Check eBay or FB marketplace. Used saddles are cheap.
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Sat May 30, 2020 10:37 pm

My ride today. More climbing. More gravel. More gorgeous scenery. Great day to ride.

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It’s a beautiful area.

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Sat May 30, 2020 10:47 pm

Troy: if you want to try an ftp test again, Zwift has a new one starting at 50 watts instead of 100. https://zwiftinsider.com/update-1-0-50775/

In other news, I’m debating an easy lap on the bike tomorrow. I’m stir crazy and need to do something.

2 weeks ago I herniated two discs in my lower back, one of which was pressing on my spinal cord, to the point where I couldn’t walk for two days and lost feeling in my left leg for about a week. A healthy dose of steroids, pain killers and muscle relaxers combined with some stretches has me effectively pain free and feeling...good?

Mercer is flat, smooth and easy. I’ll likely hop on the rebuilt Occam and take an easy spin.

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Troy: if you want to try an ftp test again, Zwift has a new one starting at 50 watts instead of 100. https://zwiftinsider.com/update-1-0-50775/

In other news, I’m debating an easy lap on the bike tomorrow. I’m stir crazy and need to do something.

2 weeks ago I herniated two discs in my lower back, one of which was pressing on my spinal cord, to the point where I couldn’t walk for two days and lost feeling in my left leg for about a week. A healthy dose of steroids, pain killers and muscle relaxers combined with some stretches has me effectively pain free and feeling...good?

Mercer is flat, smooth and easy. I’ll likely hop on the rebuilt Occam and take an easy spin.
I’m calling USADA and WADA now, better be ready for a random doping control after you poach all those segments in MCP.
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It’s a beautiful area.
:dat:

People don’t picture this stuff when they think NJ.
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Zillon wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:59 pm
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It’s a beautiful area.
:dat:

People don’t picture this stuff when they think NJ.
Nope, and it’s why I love the state.

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just had first bike ride in the hills of the neighborhood. 2.5 miles. I feel bad. it was redicilous.
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Another 20 mins down, much less :rage: today since I got the zwift pairing shit done with only a couple of resets instead of 30 minutes of fucking around.

My ass still hurts but the rides seem to be a lot more tolerable now, though I made multiple changes at once so I don't know what each change did:

Reduce duration from 60 minutes to 20
Add Depends
Lean forward a LOT more, like 60/40 hoods/drops instead of 90/10 tops/hoods
Stare at the floor instead of the "road" on the screen

I do know that the last one was a big help despite it meaning that I won't be able to ride outside any time soon. Apparently my neck is the reason I hate the drop bars, not my arms/core strength. It's an old hockey injury that I haven't figured out yet, I was planning to see a PT about it this year right before the apocalypse hit... :doomed:

Hopefully this is about the right amount of exercise for the pain to go down over time. I'm still kind of shopping saddles. My best guess as to a measurement of my "sit bone width" is 8cm. That's so narrow it's below the bottom of the scale on the Ergon saddle selector. Their "small" sizes are said to fit 9-12cm widths. Maybe there's a kiddie-sized saddle that would work? I'm also thinking about trying something more MTB-touring-oriented so it'll be made to work with a middle-of-the-road upright-ish seating position. Dunno. What I have now is at least bearable for 20 mins with diapers. :whocares:

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Desertbreh wrote:
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Dan did you get the saddle with the springs from Ron?
:lolol: not quite. My mom actually purchased this bike new as a gift for my dad when they got engaged (83 I think). He got the seat at some point in the 80s. It’s pretty damn comfy honestly, :aintcare: that it isn’t serious cycle bro approved.

The disc I put on in college, I used the bike to ride to school and sometimes wore jeans/pants that would get dirty from the chain. It works :iono:

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D Griff wrote:
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Desertbreh wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Dan did you get the saddle with the springs from Ron?
:lolol: not quite. My mom actually purchased this bike new as a gift for my dad when they got engaged (83 I think). He got the seat at some point in the 80s. It’s pretty damn comfy honestly, :aintcare: that it isn’t serious cycle bro approved.

The disc I put on in college, I used the bike to ride to school and sometimes wore jeans/pants that would get dirty from the chain. It works :iono:
looks similar to the seat on the wife's bike which is totes comfortable for my wide aas
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Sun May 31, 2020 4:51 pm

Nice, Troy. Keep at it my man.

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Rode today. 30 whatever something miles. Belmont singletrack and wiss. Couldn’t clear my head. Podiumed a strava segment.

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Sun May 31, 2020 8:13 pm

Got out and rode a whole 5 miles with my 65 year old father this weekend, and halfway through he’s asking “how far are we going to go?”

My one and only only time on a bike since September. :pouroneout: for my former life. having three kids under 2 is brutal.

Seriously, anyone want a 2018 Trance Advanced 1 in medium?

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Sun May 31, 2020 10:23 pm

I did 4.5 super easy miles today. Perfect weather. Took it easy on the new Occam.

Man, this bike feels totally different than the orange one it replaced. Between the Fox 36 up front and the DPX2 in the rear, it felt like a rock... a nice supple rock. The extra travel also changes the geometry and slackens things out almost another degree.

Upgraded the rear hub to 6 pawls, 108 points of engagement... they just hook up immediately and sound awesome - like a nest of murder hornets buzzing away.

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Johnny_P wrote:
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Nice, Troy. Keep at it my man.
:dat:
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fledonfoot wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:23 pm
I did 4.5 super easy miles today. Perfect weather. Took it easy on the new Occam.

Man, this bike feels totally different than the orange one it replaced. Between the Fox 36 up front and the DPX2 in the rear, it felt like a rock... a nice supple rock. The extra travel also changes the geometry and slackens things out almost another degree.

Upgraded the rear hub to 6 pawls, 108 points of engagement... they just hook up immediately and sound awesome - like a nest of murder hornets buzzing away.
DPX2s are really nice and cushy.

Fox36 incites mind blowing confidence. It simply does not wobble at all.

Your bike is now close to that Mach5.5 I rode. The stiffness and stability And suppleness of that bike were boner inducing.

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Johnny_P wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:19 pm
fledonfoot wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:23 pm
I did 4.5 super easy miles today. Perfect weather. Took it easy on the new Occam.

Man, this bike feels totally different than the orange one it replaced. Between the Fox 36 up front and the DPX2 in the rear, it felt like a rock... a nice supple rock. The extra travel also changes the geometry and slackens things out almost another degree.

Upgraded the rear hub to 6 pawls, 108 points of engagement... they just hook up immediately and sound awesome - like a nest of murder hornets buzzing away.
DPX2s are really nice and cushy.

Fox36 incites mind blowing confidence. It simply does not wobble at all.

Your bike is now close to that Mach5.5 I rode. The stiffness and stability And suppleness of that bike were boner inducing.
Sounds like the perfect bike for someone... :wasteful:
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Zillon wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 am
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DPX2s are really nice and cushy.

Fox36 incites mind blowing confidence. It simply does not wobble at all.

Your bike is now close to that Mach5.5 I rode. The stiffness and stability And suppleness of that bike were boner inducing.
Sounds like the perfect bike for someone... :wasteful:
Or he could just keep it. :antiwasteful: :lol:

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Zillon wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 am
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DPX2s are really nice and cushy.

Fox36 incites mind blowing confidence. It simply does not wobble at all.

Your bike is now close to that Mach5.5 I rode. The stiffness and stability And suppleness of that bike were boner inducing.
Sounds like the perfect bike for someone... :wasteful:
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Apex wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:02 am
Zillon wrote:
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Sounds like the perfect bike for someone... :wasteful:
Or he could just keep it. :antiwasteful: :lol:
:whocares:

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Johnny_P wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:28 am
Zillon wrote:
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Sounds like the perfect bike for someone... :wasteful:
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Go park it in center city. It’ll take care of itself.

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