Yesterday, I tweaked the tension on the leather saddle on my Cross Check. After getting the swale out of it, I measured Little Nellie’s saddle for height and distance from the handlebars. I applied these measurements to the Cross Check saddle position. I moved it up and back about 1/2 centimeter each.
I’ve been doing physical therapy to get rid of pain in my left shoulder and upper arm. I had no appointments this week because my therapist was booked solid. Someone canceled and I took the 2:30 slot. I rode about five miles beyond the therapist just to try out the new arrangement on my Cross Check. Verdict: perfect.
Errand No. 9: Other
Destination: The Jackson Clinic in Old Town Alexandria (next to the Sport and Health fitness center)
Observation: It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly tiny adjustments to a bicycle saddle can take a bike from pain to pleasure.
3 thoughts on “Errandonnee: Fixing My Bike and My Body”
Nothing worse than a painful saddle.
The 3 rules of bicycles are fit, fit and fit. Glad the Cross Check is back on the good list.
Today’s ride was bliss!