Every bicyclist wants a comfortable saddle. What is not so obvious is what constitutes a comfortable saddle.
Every spring, bike shops sell scads of saddles to cyclists who come in because their old saddle has become uncomfortable since they stopped cycling in the fall. They went out for a ride or two, and found it much less comfortable than they remembered from the previous year. They’ve heard about the latest buzzword in saddle gimmicks, and they want one of those!
They buy the new saddle, put it on the bike, go for a few more rides, and find they’re much more comfortable. They tell all their friends about their wonderful new saddle, and how they need one too…More on saddles from Sheldon Brown
The forecast is for a beautiful week of spring weather. That means a few continuous days of long bike rides. Later in the week, the family is gathering in Woodstock Vermont. They are disappointed that there is no snow there, but that just brings a smile to us bike riders. There are a few bike routes from which to choose. Because it’s so early in the season, I’m going to shy away from too much climbing. I’ll get there in time, but not this week.
Today though is the beginning of the bike season for me. A 10 mile ride to yoga class. The theme today was Forrest Yoga, emphasizing abdominal core work. It was my first time doing this practice. I was pretty difficult at times, but I liked it.
The plan was to ride quite a bit more after class but it was getting cold. Much colder than I had dressed to endure. I plan on a long ride the next two days on the road bike. The rides wont be fast and I’ll be using randoneering techniques, building endurance for long rides, not power for racing.