Bike ride with Drew Nowhere and Roscoe on the cutty wagon. #staycutty
Anonymous asked: Hey, so this is going to be my first summer touring and I'm super excited. One thing I'm worried about is my saddle. Sometimes when I'm climbing (sitting in the saddle) I 'll experience penile numbing, which scares the hell out of me. I'm going to buy a saddle with a cut out and adjust the one I have to face down a little more. I was for wondering if you know of any saddles that are good for touring and could possibly help with the problem. Thanks!
Yeah, all that constant friction and stimulation is gonna have some effects. Having a saddle mounted at just the right height and angle is really crucial. When picking out a saddle one of the best things to keep in mind is where your bodies weight is carried. Ideally, it is on your “sit bones,” and having handlebars mounted higher will provide and angle for your lower body that reduces pressure in undesirable places. Another integral factor is what shorts or garments you are riding in. The sad part is that if you aren’t accustomed to riding daily, or for long stretches there will be a transitional period for your body (crotch included) anyway. For this reason, simply riding often is the best remedy. Good luck! -Drew
Mississippi May Day Tour 2013 - Bike touring dingo.