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First Long Ride

So I've taken rides that have been 5 hours long, but this one was different. I went from Richmond, VA to State College, PA yesterday on my R6s. I left at here at 1. I then left this morning at 10, but because of traffic and fog it took 7 hours on the way back. All I have to say is...... my ass hurts
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Ass hurts? Bad experience at a rest stop? Lol


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hahaha damn it, read that while I was eating. Accidentally spit my food out laughing
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I guess in all reality after this, how do you guys feel about replacing the stock seat?
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A lot of people swap seats when they ride a lot. It's on the list of things to do for my Daytona. I had the Triumph gel aftermarket seat on my first daytona, but I'm considering third party now.
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It helps to work up to that, get used to it, get your body acclimated and in shape for that. And to ID any real ways in which your bike doesn't fit your body or vice-versa. I can do about 10 hours a day on my bike easily. 12 takes intent; 14 was a bit painful.

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For me a lot of it depends on the type of riding. I can handle about twice the amount of miles on mountain/country roads than I can on the freeway. I have the stock seat on my GSXR and it does become very unfriendly after about 5 hours or so.

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It helps to work up to that, get used to it, get your body acclimated and in shape for that. And to ID any real ways in which your bike doesn't fit your body or vice-versa. I can do about 10 hours a day on my bike easily. 12 takes intent; 14 was a bit painful.

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I'm in pretty good shape, I guess I'm not really conditioned for that kind of riding yet. Basically two hour trips are no sweat because that was the distance to my house or relatives from college. I'm quite comfortable on it. I'm not in full gear, getting a pair of boots and good pants soon. I have a good jacket and gloves, helmet is a bit heavy. Really the only discomfort I had was my butt from sitting on the seat that long. It's not very soft hahaha
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A lot of people swap seats when they ride a lot. It's on the list of things to do for my Daytona. I had the Triumph gel aftermarket seat on my first daytona, but I'm considering third party now.
Are there any third parties that stick out?
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Your kit makes a big difference. Longer rides are also better with dedicated MC gear. It keeps you from squirming or adjusting to get a comfortable position for your ass.

I made a mistake years ago and rode from Chicago to Colorado Springs in 4 days wearing jeans. I had a rash up the crack of my ass and backside that had me prairie dogging it when I was off the bike. Now in a two piece I make the trip in 14 hours without a problem.

A bit different scenario, but still an impact on longer rides.

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