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Hey All,

Decided I needed some exercise so I bought a Trek 7300 hybrid and started riding. Coming up on 50 and thought I'd retire the motorcycle for a while and give peddaling a go. Have taken 2 short rides (2.5 miles) and my legs are tired. Guess i'm a bit out of shape.

Can anyone recommend a softer seat alternative for me?

Thanks
 

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Welcome! Everyone has given great advice. Got'a get those sit bones calloused a bit and nothing but time in the saddle will do that for ya. A good pair of riding shorts would be a great investment but be prepared to pay for a good pair ! I started in much the same scenario as you! I remember my first 10 mile ride, crazy. Give it a chance the legs will come around fairly quickl :D
 

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Welcome, These guys know a Whole lot more than me bout the pants and such but I can suggest checking into seats with a wider seat and springs in and under it. I dunno any brands and such don't even know what is on mine anymore because it's been around a few days lol but I do know the difference in the basic seats and that one lol
 

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The first two miles are the hardest for everyone, because your circulation isn't going yet. Start out easy, spinning not pushing.

Hard plastic and big ass soft seats are both bad. Get one with firm support under the "sit bones" and that split down the middle for the private parts. Serfa, Terry and other manufacturers all have similar products like this.

Keep riding-- you'll get strong. I rode across the country with a group of people , some of whom had never ridden before they decided to join the fundraiser. Within a couple of weeks, we were all able to put in 60-100 miles each day. Read more about that ride at Big Ride Across America | cycling United States .
 

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I use a gel seat cover on my Trek 4300 Mountain bike. It helps a lot. Makes buying lots of "bike" shorts unnecessary. I got one at Target for around $10.
 
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