As I’ve continued to put on weight, I’ve become more desperate to figure out why I can’t care a whit for bicycling. Taking the suggestion of Randeuress Amy, I called up the fine folks at Cycle U for a bike fit. My bike, which I used to love, I just don’t. Could it be all the times I’ve taken it apart and put it back together that just makes it feel a bit off?
Bike fitting is not cheap and I forgot to see my doctor first to see if I could have it covered at a physical therapy expense. (Yes, it can be that under some plans). For $125.00, you are installed on roller with your bike while a coach measures, prods and examines your riding.
In my case, I’m stooped to far forward (which I knew) and the fix is merely a cm raise on the seat and leveling my saddle perfectly. How many times have I messed around with different variations on my saddle?
Like Scoutie, Ed the Bike Fit Guy, suggested I might want to look at different pedals to increase the surface area I’m using and to reduce bloody foot syndrome I often have because, surprising to me, I set my shoes up perfectly.
Now there are no excuses between me and my bike.