Here's where I get to quote myself. "Cycling is supposed to be fun!". If it hurts, something is not right.|
I once fell in love with a bright and beautiful woman who was also a cyclist. She was athletic and very disciplined, with a regular routine of aerobic and anaerobic workouts at a gym besides riding on Sunday and commuting 2 miles on her 1984 Gitane. She confided in me that she could not ride more than a couple of miles 2 days in a row because of the pain from pressure on the middle part of the saddle. Ouch! After changing to a higher handlebar stem and swapping to a slightly wider saddle, she made her bike fit better. The discomfort went away. She thought that excruciating pain in a human's most sensitive area was a normal part of cycling. I wonder how many other people view our sport as a test of how much pain one can bear! "Cycling is supposed to be fun!" Really!