Today I attended my second spinning class armed with a gel seat cover and padded bike shorts. Learning my lesson from my first class, I knew there was no way I could handle 55 minutes on that seat (a.k.a. saddle) again.
Lots of folks told me that I’d get use to the seat pain after a few classes. How? By killing my last butt nerve!?!
Sorry, I don’t want to get use to the pain. And I sure don’t want the 2 days of extreme soreness that follows.
The seat cost $20 at my local sporting good’s store. It fits the saddle perfectly. The cover kept its shape and comfort during the class.
My biker shorts cost a lot, about $50. I only picked up one pair, but I can already see I need another. They’re designed so you don’t wear underwear with the shorts. So washing regularly is important.
The shorts and seat made a world of difference today. Unlike last week’s class, I didn’t have to get off the bike because I was hurting. The big bonus: No after-class sore tush.
Without a doubt it’s the best investment I’ve ever made!
- Spinning Class Is A Slice Of Fried Gold! (dot2trot.com)
- From IDEO, A Bike Seat That Won’t Make Your Butt Hurt (fastcodesign.com)