Day 1 – 30 Days of Biking
Before I get started I’m not pledging to blog every single day on my 30 Days of biking experience. I’ll tweet those, OK, but I’ll only blog when I feel there’s enough to blog about.
But 30 Days of Biking kicked off today, and despite a full schedule and a cold, dreary rain–I rode my bike. Around the block. Once. In the rain.
I have a brand new seat on the cross bike to replace the stock saddle–which I likened to a Turkish prison torture device. The new saddle is a Nashbar one. I got it for a steal and I was reluctant to buy it at first, but after reading a ton of positive reviews I splurged.
It held up alright for the mile around the block. I wasn’t wearing padded shorts so considering–the seat felt fine. The new seat is actually a lot lighter than the stock seat from Specialized, so that’s a plus. It will need a proper ride for a couple of hours to see it will really meet my needs. The Specialized seat was so painful–after about 45 minutes I was experiencing severe discomfort.
So I rode. In the cold rain with my hoodie on, I rode through quiet streets on a Sunday afternoon, and returned to my warm living room and a crackling fire.