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Vince wrote: I have a bike I haven't ridden in a while because the seat made my hemorrhoids bleed (talk about making me feel old). Any suggestions on a good seat for that for a mountain bike?
I'd recommend getting advice from a bike shop. Sadly, I know little about bike seats, and have always just taken the stock ones. I do wear padded shorts for mountain biking, not sure if that would help. I saw online someone recommending a cut-out seat for hemorrhoids: https://selleanatomica.com/collections/x-series

Other people said just get them "repaired"
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Didn't cause me a lot of pain. Just bleeding when I went to wipe after doing my business. Figured that wouldn't be good as a regular thing as I wouldn't know what was from riding and what was from something that's a matter of concern.
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I've seen a whale-tail looking seat on Amazon. Super wide.

I'm surprised how well my legs are recovering. Tells me 90% of my problems yesterday was the hard pain of the seat. I told my gfriend that I might as well do the last 5 miles with the seat off and the post directly up my ass, because it couldn't possibly hurt more.
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The super wide ones are a trade-off, and really made for equally wide people. Or comfort bikes and riding upright.
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Is this a thing I can condition myself with over time? The more I ride on that seat, the less it hurts?
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GORDON wrote: Is this a thing I can condition myself with over time? The more I ride on that seat, the less it hurts?
Yes, with the caveat that sometimes you just need a better seat.

I used to ride 200 miles per week without issue. But every time I get back on the bike, I have to ramp up for a couple of weeks to avoid ass soreness
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Hmmm.
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GORDON wrote: Hmmm.
Hmmm ?

I do recommend the padded bike shorts, assuming your seat is not super-padded already.
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"Hmmm" as in I will take that new information and figure out how to best incorporate it.

Thing is, I'm still hiking and kayaking and swimming and diving. I can't really focus on the bike and harden my ass to it. So I will probably will try the padded shorts, and try an easy 20 miler next time.
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GORDON wrote: I can't really focus on the bike and harden my ass to it. So I will probably will try the padded shorts, and try an easy 20 miler next time.
With padded shorts and more moderate mileage you should be fine.
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1. Which of these are good?

2. With the crazy bright coloring on some of them that seem to highlight the padding, I assume these are meant to be worn under other shorts?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=padded+bicyc ... Caps%2C156
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GORDON wrote: 1. Which of these are good?

2. With the crazy bright coloring on some of them that seem to highlight the padding, I assume these are meant to be worn under other shorts?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=padded+bicyc ... Caps%2C156
I would go for the ones that look like normal shorts. The spandex is for road cyclists. I've never heard of "cycling underwear" before, so that is new to me. I guess you could get that, and wear it under normal shorts.

I can't say which is good, and it's going to be what's good to you, and individual like that.

I would get a couple of pairs and just see what you like best.
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My bike trainer broke. Sent it back today. Good news is that upon seeing the thing scan-in at FedEx, they processed the order for a free replacement, so hopefully it'll be here next week.
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