If you've seen a bearded weirdo staring at you as you were riding by recently, don't worry, that's just me being incredibly jealous.
I busted my rear-end, literally, snowboarding last weekend and my saddle region is less than 100% right now. So despite the fantastic temperatures currently it's the train for me, where I can't even sit down on those crappy plastic seats w/o my butt making a fist. I don't think I can take it much longer!
Until I can sit down comfortably again, it's living vicariously through everyone else who's able to ride and not stuck on the train. I guess I'll just have to doubly appreciate the riding when I'm back on a bike.
Happy holidays everyone!
so sorry to hear this, heal well and fast.
Broken tail bone? I did that once and not only did it hurt a lot, it took a few months to fully heal. I suggest investing in an inflatable donut thingy like people who have hemorrhoids or rectal surgery have to use. It may look funny, but it helps a lot when you have to sit (especially if you work at a desk job).
Ugh-- as Shay suggested tailbone injuries can linger for a loooong time-- I sure hope you beat the odds.
It should be possible to do some riding without putting pressure on the "bad" spot, no?
i broke my pelvis and sacrum (among other bones) two years ago and it was definitely an adjustment getting back to cycling, but SO rewarding when i finally could. while my first inclination was to get a cushy seat, i've found that men's road saddles are best for reducing the pain of riding since there's less surface area to come in contact with.
i hope you're feeling better and back in the saddle soon!