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  •  Thanks for the kick in the pants (6+ / 0-)

    As with most things, I've been procrastinating about getting back on a bike for the first time in 25 years.  Since your last BWOW, I have gotten a bike pump for the flat tires. Of course, I have managed to avoid moving everything around in the shed to get out the old Raleigh 12 speed that I got rebuilt for big-girl comfort a couple of years ago.  I will deal with that very soon.  

    And after reading some pretty encouraging posts today in one of the linked forums from the last diary, it finally dawned on me that a very pudgy woman with a big butt could buy bike shorts that would help keep her tuckus happy.  Last time we tried this, we had much, much tuckus trouble.

    So!  On the day that the new padded bike shorts come in the mail (just ordered those from Love2Pedal.com), the tires will be pumped up and I will hit the streets nice and early (so the neighbors don't call the squad when they see my face turn purple).

    "I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser." Mother Jones

    by histopresto on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 09:48:45 AM PDT

    •  Woo hoo! (5+ / 0-)

      Report back to let us know how it went.  

      Advice: pump up the tires a few days before you want to go out.  That way, if you have serious flat issues, you can resolve them before your planned ride.  Also, tires that have been flat for a while sometimes develop slow leaks.  Pump up a few days in advance and you'll save yourself the frustration of that slow leak becoming evident halfway through your ride.  

      Have fun!

      I support public employee's unions.

      by Tracker on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 09:58:59 AM PDT

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    •  My wife just got large-tuckus shorts... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...from Team Estrogen. She says they have a removable liner with padding, so she can wear that under other shorts, too.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 03:35:34 PM PDT

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