Sunday, May 29, 2022

17-mile ride

This morning I got the Nishiki Maricopa out for a 17-mile ride on the Skook. The Selle Anatomica saddle I recently bought is turning out to be one of my best cycling-related purchases. I didn't get any numbness in my danglies during or after the ride.

I think a big part of the comfort is the slot in the middle which provides some pressure relief and improves blood circulation. If you're cycling and experiencing discomfort in your perineum or genitals it's worth looking into getting a better saddle, which doesn't mean one of those big, cushy ones.

Monday, May 23, 2022

New Bike Saddle

Now that I've been getting back on my bikes I've been experiencing some discomfort down below. One suggested remedy for that is a leather saddle that after a break-in period will conform to your anatomy without the extra pressure that a padded saddle can cause (yes, that's counter-intuitive).

So, I ordered an H1 saddle from Selle Anatomica. As you can see in the picture it has a cutout in the center for pressure relief.

Today I took my first ride on it, about 8.3 miles on the Schuykill River Trail. I still need to tweak the angle of the seat but my first impressions are favorable. Assuming that I like it after a couple more rides I'll probably order another one for my Trek 820.