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Bouncing Around

CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
edited May 2015 in Commuting general
I have recently lost 4 stone in as many months and a couple of weeks ago got back on my bike. Hills (well, the speed bumps I've gone over so far) are a lot easier, but I am bouncing around on the saddle a lot (no sniggering, please!) and keep shuffling down the saddle as well. Is this what cycling's like when you suddenly weigh a lot less than you did, or do I need to do something?

Any advice would be most welcome, thanks.

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  • GiantDanceGiantDance Posts: 129
    Bouncing on the saddle is a sign that you are in the wrong gear, and so are spinning your legs to fast, try dropping down a gear.
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  • drummer_boydrummer_boy Posts: 236
    You might also want to evaluate your bike fit. Having lost some weight, you may well be seated differently than before, and bouncing is also a sign of a poor fit.
  • crakercraker Posts: 2,060
    What they said but please tell me how to lose a stone a month for four months (if it was the traditional diet-and-exercise way of course).
  • sc0tsmansc0tsman Posts: 7
    craker wrote:
    What they said but please tell me how to lose a stone a month for four months (if it was the traditional diet-and-exercise way of course).


    Not sure how the OP did this, but i've just lost 3 stones in 3 months - with no change in excercise level (ie still zero)

    that was using one of the Diet Delivery companies - (diet Chef)

    I've now reached a weight, where i can get back on my bike - and have now just started again

    first 6 mile cycle was on saturday after 3 years off my bike
  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    Good lord, she's back! Welcome back, C.

    Are you saying you've not been on a bike for four months? That'd be my knee-jerk reaction to what's changed; I can't really see the weight loss as being the primary culprit (although bloody hell four stone!). Are you on the same bike, tyres, and roads?
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    The Rookie wrote:
    Learn to unseat yourself slightly with pedal weight over bumps like Speed humps.....

    What he said, learn some MTB handling skills. Watch some videos and hit a trail or two or take a course.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    You might also want to evaluate your bike fit. Having lost some weight, you may well be seated differently than before, and bouncing is also a sign of a poor fit.
    +1
    bouncing could be a sign that your seat is a smidge to low , if you have lost a lot of weight im guessing your buttock /thigh area is also thinner , the extra weight could have given you extra height if you know what i mean .
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Thanks, guys, for the replies. Will look at my bike fit. I might also lobby the Southwark and Lewisham Councils to lay a new surface on the Old Kent Road - it's in a shocking state.
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