Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

Well… thanks to a variety of sponsors, god, and ABOVE ALMOST ALL ELSE DAVE STOCKTON (P.S. the man is a god not the God) CT Unicycle has successfully finished the MS Bike Tour for the Cure. We chose the 25 mile tour and all five of us (excluding one beginner) rode the tour on 20" of wheel. We completed it in almost exactly 6 hours. 6 HOURS OF RIDING. No stops more than 20 minutes and not one of us on a Coker. Not one.
i have to say. We were all relaively OK until about the 4th hour. I mean it hurt but it didn’t HURT. But those last two hours were hell. I was thinking about it after the race and I remember reading an old Guiness about the guy who rode cross America on his unicycle and if I am correct he did it before there was a widely manufactured air seat. I can only imagine.
Anyways. It was all worth it for the experience, the bragging rights, and the big plus of being on FOX in CT in the 10 o’clock news. Very cool.

In Much Pain.
TJ

Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

Way to go to all of you. Lotta respect for doing 25 miles on 20"ers.

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

PS: Who exactly said it was ok for Dave S. to do this rather than spend the time working on my 29"er? :angry:

Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <uniryder777.orn2z@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
uniryder777.orn2z@timelimit.unicyclist.com (uniryder777) wrote:

>
> Well… thanks to a variety of sponsors, god, and ABOVE ALMOST ALL
> ELSE DAVE STOCKTON (P.S. the man is a god not the God) CT Unicycle has
> successfully finished the MS Bike Tour for the Cure. We chose the 25
> mile tour and all five of us (excluding one beginner) rode the tour on
> 20" of wheel. We completed it in almost exactly 6 hours. 6 HOURS OF
> RIDING. No stops more than 20 minutes and not one of us on a Coker. Not
> one.
> i have to say. We were all relaively OK until about the 4th hour. I mean
> it hurt but it didn’t HURT. But those last two hours were hell. I was
> thinking about it after the race and I remember reading an old Guiness
> about the guy who rode cross America on his unicycle and if I am correct
> he did it before there was a widely manufactured air seat. I can only
> imagine.
> Anyways. It was all worth it for the experience, the bragging rights,
> and the big plus of being on FOX in CT in the 10 o’clock news. Very
> cool.
>
> In Much Pain.
> TJ
>
>
> –
> uniryder777 - Intermediate Trials Rider

I’m probably not the first to suggest this, but why not make a saddle
that’s just the back bit of a bike saddle, so you sit on this small saddle
and your dangly bits hang off the edge. You might lose the saddle more
easily while riding, but I for one reckon I could get used to it if I had
one.

Liam

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You guys were amazing. All I did was sit in the car, drink Dunkin Donuts coffee, and listen to the radio.

Good job, guys!

with a seat like that…
actually i think andrew might’ve drawn a prototype. but it was more of a front and back of a bike seat. anyway, the main problem was that you lose the ability to turn, as you exert the torque through the seat. i have come to the conclusion there is no way to alleviate the pain in a major way, we just have to get used to it.

nosabe332

with a seat like that…
actually i think andrew might’ve drawn a prototype. but it was more of a front and back of a bike seat. anyway, the main problem was that you lose the ability to turn, as you exert the torque through the seat. i have come to the conclusion there is no way to alleviate the pain in a major way, we just have to get used to it.

                     and

Liam

I’m probably not the first to suggest this, but why not make a saddle
that’s just the back bit of a bike saddle, so you sit on this small saddle
and your dangly bits hang off the edge. You might lose the saddle more
easily while riding, but I for one reckon I could get used to it if I had
one.

How about a seat thats just like a bike seat, but softer.
i.e. wide at the back and very narrow at the front.
Having put in a lot of hours riding, I no longer have a problem with pain caused by my weight on the seat, but I do have problems with chaffing.

It seems to me that chaffing would be reduced if the front part of the seat was narrow in the same way as a bicycle seat.

It seems a bit negative to say: -

nosabe332
i have come to the conclusion there is no way to alleviate the pain in a major way, we just have to get used to it.

after all it was unicyclists who invented the airseat, which, although it’s not the entire solution, was a major and innovative design.

touché. i retract my statement.

there are ways to alleviate pain in major ways. just gotta be innoative.

thank you. it’s thinking like mine that prevents progression of creativity.

Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <onewheeldave.ou4nz@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
onewheeldave.ou4nz@timelimit.unicyclist.com (onewheeldave) wrote:

>
> How about a seat thats just like a bike seat, but softer.
> i.e. wide at the back and very narrow at the front.
> Having put in a lot of hours riding, I no longer have a problem with
> pain caused by my weight on the seat, but I do have problems with
> chaffing.
>
> It seems to me that chaffing would be reduced if the front part of the
> seat was narrow in the same way as a bicycle seat.
>
> It seems a bit negative to say: -
> --------------------------------
> nosabe332
> i have come to the conclusion there is no way to alleviate the pain in
> a major way, we just have to get used to it.
> --------------------------------------
>
> after all it was unicyclists who invented the airseat, which, although
> it’s not the entire solution, was a major and innovative design.
>
>
> –
> onewheeldave - Semi Skilled Unicyclist

Hmmm… Thoughts pop into my head of a seat with a fairly large hole at
the front. The back of the seat is padded, but the rest of it is like a
seat frame. It’s only there so you can turn. Hmmm…

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Hopefully my crummy representation of my idea displays okay on other
people’s newsgroup readers. As a guide, the “|” symbols represent
cushioning. You can see the space at the front where any “baggage” can
dropped through. Maybe the frame of the seat should be curved up a lot at
the front, even more so than a normal uni saddle.

Just a thought…


I wrote the above this morning. It’s now the afternoon and I’ve sketched
a modified design, which would be more comfortable. It’s here:

I don’t have a uni of my own, or any saddles to pull apart, but if anyone
attempts to make this saddle, I’d be interested to hear how they get on
and whether it’s comfy.

Liam

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Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <memo.20030611162306.49073A@rugrats.compulink.co.uk>,
joebloggs@hotmail.fake.com (Liam) wrote:

> Hmmm… Thoughts pop into my head of a seat with a fairly large hole at
> the front. The back of the seat is padded, but the rest of it is like
> a seat frame. It’s only there so you can turn. Hmmm…
>
> /----
> | |
> | |
> ||||||
> ||||||
> ||||/
>
> Hopefully my crummy representation of my idea displays okay on other
> people’s newsgroup readers. As a guide, the “|” symbols represent
> cushioning. You can see the space at the front where any “baggage” can
> dropped through. Maybe the frame of the seat should be curved up a lot
> at the front, even more so than a normal uni saddle.
>
> Just a thought…
>
> ----------------
> I wrote the above this morning. It’s now the afternoon and I’ve
> sketched a modified design, which would be more comfortable. It’s here:
>
> www.cix.co.uk/~rugrats/unisaddle.jpg
>
> I don’t have a uni of my own, or any saddles to pull apart, but if
> anyone attempts to make this saddle, I’d be interested to hear how they
> get on and whether it’s comfy.
>
>
> Liam

Thinking further about this, maybe I don’t need the four metal bars
holding the saddle. Maybe it’d be okay with just a hole in a normal
unicycle saddle.

Anyone have any further ideas on this?

Liam

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Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <memo.20030611162306.49073A@rugrats.compulink.co.uk>,
joebloggs@hotmail.fake.com (Liam) wrote:

> Hmmm… Thoughts pop into my head of a seat with a fairly large hole at
> the front. The back of the seat is padded, but the rest of it is like
> a seat frame. It’s only there so you can turn. Hmmm…
>
> /----
> | |
> | |
> ||||||
> ||||||
> ||||/
>
> Hopefully my crummy representation of my idea displays okay on other
> people’s newsgroup readers. As a guide, the “|” symbols represent
> cushioning. You can see the space at the front where any “baggage” can
> dropped through. Maybe the frame of the seat should be curved up a lot
> at the front, even more so than a normal uni saddle.
>
> Just a thought…
>
> ----------------
> I wrote the above this morning. It’s now the afternoon and I’ve
> sketched a modified design, which would be more comfortable. It’s here:
>
> www.cix.co.uk/~rugrats/unisaddle.jpg
>
> I don’t have a uni of my own, or any saddles to pull apart, but if
> anyone attempts to make this saddle, I’d be interested to hear how they
> get on and whether it’s comfy.
>
>
> Liam

Thinking further about this, maybe I don’t need the four metal bars
holding the saddle. Maybe it’d be okay with just a hole in a normal
unicycle saddle.

Anyone have any further ideas on this?

Liam

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Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <memo.20030611162306.49073A@rugrats.compulink.co.uk>,
joebloggs@hotmail.fake.com (Liam) wrote:

> Hmmm… Thoughts pop into my head of a seat with a fairly large hole at
> the front. The back of the seat is padded, but the rest of it is like
> a seat frame. It’s only there so you can turn. Hmmm…
>
> /----
> | |
> | |
> ||||||
> ||||||
> ||||/
>
> Hopefully my crummy representation of my idea displays okay on other
> people’s newsgroup readers. As a guide, the “|” symbols represent
> cushioning. You can see the space at the front where any “baggage” can
> dropped through. Maybe the frame of the seat should be curved up a lot
> at the front, even more so than a normal uni saddle.
>
> Just a thought…
>
> ----------------
> I wrote the above this morning. It’s now the afternoon and I’ve
> sketched a modified design, which would be more comfortable. It’s here:
>
> www.cix.co.uk/~rugrats/unisaddle.jpg
>
> I don’t have a uni of my own, or any saddles to pull apart, but if
> anyone attempts to make this saddle, I’d be interested to hear how they
> get on and whether it’s comfy.
>
>
> Liam

Thinking further about this, maybe I don’t need the four metal bars
holding the saddle. Maybe it’d be okay with just a hole in a normal
unicycle saddle.

Anyone have any further ideas on this?

Liam

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Re: Chaffed, Sore, And In General Pain

In article <memo.20030611162306.49073A@rugrats.compulink.co.uk>,
joebloggs@hotmail.fake.com (Liam) wrote:

> Hmmm… Thoughts pop into my head of a seat with a fairly large hole at
> the front. The back of the seat is padded, but the rest of it is like
> a seat frame. It’s only there so you can turn. Hmmm…
>
> /----
> | |
> | |
> ||||||
> ||||||
> ||||/
>
> Hopefully my crummy representation of my idea displays okay on other
> people’s newsgroup readers. As a guide, the “|” symbols represent
> cushioning. You can see the space at the front where any “baggage” can
> dropped through. Maybe the frame of the seat should be curved up a lot
> at the front, even more so than a normal uni saddle.
>
> Just a thought…
>
> ----------------
> I wrote the above this morning. It’s now the afternoon and I’ve
> sketched a modified design, which would be more comfortable. It’s here:
>
> www.cix.co.uk/~rugrats/unisaddle.jpg
>
> I don’t have a uni of my own, or any saddles to pull apart, but if
> anyone attempts to make this saddle, I’d be interested to hear how they
> get on and whether it’s comfy.
>
>
> Liam

Thinking further about this, maybe I don’t need the four metal bars
holding the saddle. Maybe it’d be okay with just a hole in a normal
unicycle saddle.

Anyone have any further ideas on this?

Liam

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