From a year’s bike riding experience so far, I’ve found I generally don’t have riding comfort issues or problems when riding in suburban traffic, with a mixture of slow and fast speeds, practicing, etc, for periods of up to two or more hours at a time. However, based on some great but modest country rides I’ve ridden so far, on 3 separate occasions, 2 totaling 150km and the other over 200km, on each ride my backside became fairly numb and sore (just from sitting on the seat, OK!!) around the 45–50 minute mark, really necessitating stopping. After only 5-10 minutes rest, no more soreness, and all’s good. I assume things like faster speeds over bumps and undulations, through twisties, increased and longer concentration levels, wind, buffeting, etc, all magnify their effect on the bike and the body at all the contact points, obviously contributing to need for that rest sooner. I’m wondering if this time frame is normal on a these sorts of rides. Does more experience extend the time and distance comfort level threshold? I realise individuals vary, but I’m wondering if 45-60 minutes is fairly typical of a normal riding stint between breaks on longer rides. I’m asking because I’m at work not thinking about work!