Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
What's the latest / best seat cushioning / comfort option ?
Resurrection of an older thread.
So the weather's pretty nice here in SWVA and yesterday I decided to take my first longer ride of the season (been commuting all winter, as much as safely possible). I rode just over 100 miles of everything from potholed dirt / gravel to rough "paved" secondary to super twisty secondary to freeway.
Was super-sore when I got home, and I'd stopped a couple times to stretch.
I'll comment that the freeway riding wasn't fun. I'm normally able to avoid it but thought I'd try it again and really just didn't feel safe beside the 18 wheelers. If I make a longer trip it will be mostly on non-freeway roads. Overall though it was a very enjoyable riding experience. Great weather yesterday and today and tomorrow...
I'm closer to 60 YO than to 50 YO now (a fairly new situation) so maybe that's it, or maybe I just haven't ridden as much recently as I was accustomed to last spring / summer / fall, but I was feeling the numbness, stiffness and soreness big time when I got home.
I get along fine with my OEM (non-gel) Wee seat for my 10-mile daily commute, and for nearly all my riding, but if I want to spend several hours riding I want more seat cushioning.
So what's the best option out there - an Airhawk ? If so, which version ?
Any and all comments appreciated.
2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.
2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 44K+. Love it!