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So yesterday I went out on my bike for the first time in months; I did 8 miles! it was ace! However, this morning my... uh... parts are kinda sore and bruised, because the canal towpath, while very pretty and traffic-free, is a bit bumpy; also the saddle on my bike, despite claiming to have a gel seat pad, is not the softest.


What do I do to cure this? Do I need a new saddle? If so, what kind do you recommend? Is one of those lycra gel seat pads that you can get off eBay worth the three quid they go for? Do I need to get some kind of springing thing UNDER the saddle?

FYI: please don't suggest padded pants. I'm not wearing padded pants for several reasons:
  1. One looks a complete tit in them.
  2. You can't get them in fabrics I'm not allergic to.
  3. I firmly resist specialist cycling clothing in general. Part of the joy of a bike for me is that you can just hop on and go.
  4. One really does look like a total tit in them.
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Possibly there will be a proper blog post on this later, but for now I just want to express my frustration that my limbs are not of standard length (seat heights and arm lengths on jackets both big issues for me) and that I am hourglass so no motorcycle trousers ever fit me properly (either won't go over my bum or gape hugely at the waist).

The other minor frustration is that the bike I unexpectedly fell in love with was a KTM, and thus is orange. Orange is SO not my colour.

The kawasaki 1400 limited edition was stunningly beautiful, but way too big for practical use. And there were the usual collection of embarrassing Goldwings. And Carole Nash brought their lovely Vincent for me to drool over.

Was it everything I wanted? No, but it was worth taking a day off work for. And it meant I avoided all the Leveson fuss as well.

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