woah that's too short a distance for anything to hurt. I think I threw down 20 something miles the very first time I got on my bike at the lakefront and it wasn't even that bad.
Yeah, hurt enough that when I tried to ride this morning it still hurt and made me not want to sit on the seat at all.
The ride was nothing special, literally 1.7 at an easy pace, slight incline on one part, nothing major. Just riding around the block.
that seat looks painful, most important thing is to fit the bike, seat at proper height, i would raise the bars but someone in shape could probably use them where they are at now, buy a more comfy seat, stock seats on any bike under 2K$ are worth 5$ usually, and get shoes and pedals, go SPD so you can walk in them, plan on crashing at least twice since you dont know how to ride with said pedals, but it will be coming to a stop so it wont be too bad
That seat IS painful! I took the toe strap things off the pedals. Is that a no-no? I'm not planning on doing any MAJOR riding, for now anyway...and riding around the block a few times didn't seem to warrant needing them.
that frame looks very small too, are you a little guy?
and pull those damn wheel reflectors off
Not a little guy but not huge. 5'9". Pretty standard I think. The place that assembles the bike has you fill out a sizing chart, then they assemble, test, then ship the bike...so I'm assuming the frame is the correct size for me.