While I'm waiting for the new bike to be finished, I decided to go ahead and begin breaking in the new saddle that she'll carry -- a Brooks B 17.
When it arrived, I showed it to my bride. She couldn't resist touching it and when she did, all she could say was "You're kidding, right? You're actually going to sit on this?"
I'd told her about the several riders on double centuries who swear by them, and she just smiled.
I mounted it on the MTB last night, adjusted it to what looked like the right angle, and this morning I went for the first ride on it. All I can say is, wow!
True, it's pretty slick and I need to tip the nose up a tad so that I don't keep sliding forward (my triceps are almost as tired as my quads). I expected to have a sore butt during the break-in period, but it didn't happen.
I put in a solid (for me) 28 miles and my butt doesn't even know it went for a ride!
Don't get me wrong -- it's not 'cushy'. It's like sitting on... a saddle!
But it gave me such great support that I didn't have any 'hot spots'.
I'll make the adjustments and try it out again after the rain.