Sorry for the delay in responding to this post. As a fitness instructor I do just about
everything. I teach cycling classes at the gym - called spinning at most gyms and I ride over 100 miles a week on the road. I run several times a week on the road and use the fitness equiptment at the gym.
Here are some tips for cycling with a bag...first, your bag may be too long for your bike ride. I have to wear a short bag or I roll my long bag up and tape it so it would be shortened. Second, you may be too low on your bike. You may need to raise your seat up. When sitting on the bike sit, you should be able to reach the pedal of the bike and maintain a 10% bend in your knee. If your knee is fully extended, you are reaching too far and you need to lower your seat. If your knee has a large bend, you need to raise your seat. Third, try wearing cycling shorts when you ride. These are tight fitted shorts that hug your tummy and keep you bag close to your body (you can get them at Target for about
$10). If you feel more comfortable, get a low profile belt. Sometimes I will use a belt and it helps me feel better. Lastly, your belly is going to sweat and this will affect your wafer ... make sure you blow dry your wafer when you get home to help it continue to adhear to your body. This trick helps me. I work out everyday for at least 1 - 1.5 hours. My wafer lasts for about
a week. My bags do not pop. Although they do feel like it sometimes. I think it is just me. I find myself putting my hand on my wafer several times while I teach to remind myself that it is still in place. It just makes me feel better.
I hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!
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