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Yesterday I stopped by Landry’s Cycle to complete my bike fitting, which involved getting a shim for my right shoe and putting a new saddle on the bike. They said I can return it if I ride on it and hate it, and I’ve ridden about 20 miles on it so far. I can’t decide if I like it or not; it does relieve pressure from all but my butt-bones (sit-bones, as bike people delicately say), which is the goal. The idea is to put your sitting pressure on those bones, rather than on any soft tissue, and this seat does that really, really well. I’m just not sure if I will adjust very easily to the surprising hardness of the seat — or if I want to. In any case, I will ride on it for another day or two to give myself a while to get used to it. I remember when I first got my new bike, the seat felt like cement, but after a while of riding on it, I came to like it just fine. I expect I will feel the same way with this, only I already like it pretty well to start with, and just have to adjust to sitting with all my weight on my sit-bones. Hehehe.
In any case, I continue to fall more in love with bicycling every day. No sport has captivated me and brought me as much sheer enjoyment as riding my bike, especially the part where I go 32 miles an hour down a hill, with the roar of the wind, the whizz of my tires, and the adrenaline in my veins making me feel so very, very alive.
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I think there’s some kind of freedom about being on two wheels 🙂 I’m glad to hear you’re still enjoying it. Take care 🙂