Hoffman’s Rear Gets Cushion for MS150
Cyclists ride along FM 529 towards Bellville during the MS150. Bellville’s Dairy Queen always serves columnist Ken Hoffman during the ride.
By Ken Hoffman of the Houston Chronicle
February 3, 2014
I have begun training for the MS150, the Houston to Austin charity bike ride, April 11-12. This will be the 30th MS150 and my 10th.
First step: I ordered a revolutionary bike seat that is guaranteed not to hurt my butt. That will be a relief. I’m tired of walking like Frankenstein after the MS150. It’s called the Storm Quest Tactical Bike Seat, available only online at rideouttech.com. It’s made of carbon fiber and other material from the Periodic Table of Elements.
I just put it on my bike, so let’s see if it works. I’ll do a full review later.Next week I’m tackling Phase II of my training – making reservations at the Dairy Queen in Bellville for lunch on Day One of the MS150.
By Ken Hoffman
May 16, 2014
In my delirium over finishing the MS150 charity bike ride last month, I forgot to mention my secret weapon: a new high-tech bicycle seat that promised – and delivered – comfortable passage for one specific body part.
I’m talking out of my rear end here.
The bike seat is crafted by RideOut Technologies in Idaho. RideOut makes them in all sizes, for people of all sizes. I got one for people with normal-size butts. I ride my bike a lot, but mostly to real-life destinations, like Dairy Queen.
I pedal to Austin once a year, and that’s enough. I’m not one of those freakishly skinny bikers who, frankly, look like they’re about to fall over.
Rideout bike seats feature infused carbon fiber, “crossbow supports” and molded “Anatomy Fit” ergonomic baseplates. I have no idea what any of that means. I just know I wasn’t walking like a rodeo cowboy after the MS150.
This article, written by Ken Hoffman, can be found in the Houston Chronicle Newspaper.