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Old 11-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #25816
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Birdmove - I know WTB has a program where if you go to one of their retailers, you can try their saddles for free until you find one you like.

I did just that, and through trial and error was able to find a great saddle I can ride with for 3-4 hours easy. I think there are other companies who do this as well. Might be worth looking at.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #25817
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whale.... as you may or may not recall, I was trying to figure out what to do about a Moxie suspension seatpost who's elastomer block had gone soft... for laughs, I hit up the local auto parts place (not a chain), and picked up a rubber coil spring booster. with just a bit of trimming, this fit in place of the elastomer and seems much firmer than the old block. and hey, 2 for $6, so I got a spare!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #25818
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #25819
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Anyway, any of these saddles look decent?
You simply can't buy a saddle online, without trial and return. You'll pay all the shipping, which will get expensive. I'd suggest heading to your LBS. There, you can try anything they have without spending a dime, until you find something that feels good. Unfortunately, that may take more than just a spin around the parking lot.

You're doing mileages that are pretty ambitious, on a MTB. I imagine you're sitting fairly straight-up. That puts an awful lot of weight on just your butt. LD MTB riders run their setups pretty far forward, so that they're evenly distributing weight between their butt, hands, and feet. That's partly why road bikes are setup with the rider in a forward lean.

Lastly, when you see cyclists wearing lycra clothing, they're wearing that because the shorts have a chamois pad in the seat of the shorts. That pad isn't there to "pad" the butt, it's there to break the friction between seat and skin. The outer of the shorts/chamois stick to the seat and the inner to the skin. Without such shorts, your skin is taking all the friction and torture. The weight distribution, cycling shorts, and time on the road all contribute to one's comfort.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #25820
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Getting a bit burned out of racing on the road, so I'm trying a new racing series next year. The National Ultra Endurance MTB series is one of those that will test every facet of my fitness both physically and mentally. All races are a minimum of 100 miles off road with a mix of single track, fire access roads and gravel roads. Most are set in the mountains and feature an extensive amount of elevation change. The first race in the series is the Cohutta 100. Approximately 17,000 feet of elevation in 100 miles of racing.

Training begins now...
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #25821
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #25822
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Getting a bit burned out of racing on the road, so I'm trying a new racing series next year. The National Ultra Endurance MTB series is one of those that will test every facet of my fitness both physically and mentally. All races are a minimum of 100 miles off road with a mix of single track, fire access roads and gravel roads. Most are set in the mountains and feature an extensive amount of elevation change. The first race in the series is the Cohutta 100. Approximately 17,000 feet of elevation in 100 miles of racing.

Training begins now...
Good luck with that! Now there's a challenge you can sink your teeth into!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:34 AM   #25823
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True.. I was back in the gym again beginning last week. Squats and lunges are inventions of the debbil; I'm certain of it!

Edit: and OF COURSE I needed a new tool for the upcoming series, so stay tuned to this bat channel.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #25824
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The first race in the series is the Cohutta 100. Approximately 17,000 feet of elevation in 100 miles of racing.
I've ridden the trails, at Ocoee. That's going to be brutal!
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #25825
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While I'm not a DHer, I AM a dog guy.

This video makes me

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #25826
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^^^ Me too!

I always like to see this one.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #25827
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Jeebus, that dog can RUN!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #25828
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Jeebus, that dog can RUN!
+1

That was a fun vid.

My dog (boxer) does the same pretty much when I take him out. Of course....I 'aint going that fast
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #25829
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That was a fun vid.

My dog (boxer) does the same pretty much when I take him out. Of course....I 'aint going that fast
My German shepherd must have been slow by dog standards. In a sprint, I could always outrun him to the mailbox up the street.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #25830
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I love how she cuts the corners

Great dog!

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