[lug] Commuting by bike with a laptop
horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 12 11:07:46 MST 2010
> The problem with squishy seats is that they conform to your
> butt, and
> that cuts off circulation. With the harder seats you
> sit on your
> sitbones alone, allowing circulation to continue more or
> less normally.
> To some extent I think it comes down to ride duration -
> squishy seats
> are probably better for a short ride, but if you're putting
> in big miles
> they will be dispensers of misery. It can be tough to
> find a seat that
> works for you, but nowadays there are many more that work
> well. I like
> the specialized seats. At the specialized dealers
> they have an
> 'assometer' that can measure what width of saddle you ought
> to have.
> Too narrow and you are not sitting on your sitbones
> anymore, a
> suboptimal situation.
something about going to the bike shop and putting my ass up to an assometer just doesn't "sit" right ;). i feel more sorry for the assometrist though that has to do the measuring :)
it sounds like it might be a very useful tool though.
thanks for the seat width / sit bone explanation. it makes sense and probably explains why my seat hurts. it's too narrow. maybe too long too.
> Gotta agree on the messenger bags - it seems like the main
> reason to
> have a messenger bag is to have fast access to the bag
> contents, without
> having to remove the bag from your shoulder.
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