Rant and raves...
..the arrival of
Porkette reminds me about an article in the newspaper about mountain biking being one of
the most dangerous activities. High occurences of broken collar bones, scrapes, bashed
knees and ankles, broken front teeth et cetera et cetera.
Now get this:
It's proven that riding mountain bike can make you
impotent or have irregular sperm shape in one study by a university in Austria.
So, what's the bottom line? Since the bottom line is so
dependent on individual's bottom, here's some advice from riders young and old I've spoken
1. Get a proper saddle. Take your time to experiment with
saddle. They are as varied and as personal as the rider. Get someone experienced to help
you adjust the tilt and height. If your LBS doesn't know how to do it, take your business
2. Shift your sitting position frequently on a long ride.
It may not be the most efficient but it helps prevent poor blood circulation.
3. Ride off the saddle once in a while. This is
especially true for road ride where you spend long hours on the saddle.
4. Do not be mislead by ultra soft saddle. Very soft
saddle does not provide any support at all. It feels comfy to your touch but with your
full body weight, you'll be sitting on hard plastic shell.
5. If all else fails... here's the best advice we can
give. As a service to the community, TeamAbsolut is most grateful to accept your super
stiff Kleins as donation. We might even give your a token of appreciation. You can walk
away rest assured that your manhood will no longer be challenged and we'll promise your
bike a good caring home :-)
OM (2 healthy kids, riding since 13)