OK, I know this subject can get a little old, but I'm having some issues and would like some Clyde/Athena opinions. So I started riding about a year ago and at the time I weighed 310lbs. I started on a Cannondale CAAD9 and upgraded a few months ago to a CAAD10 with better components. The stock saddle on both CAAD's were complete ass-hatchets. 10 mile rides and I would be hurting for 2 days. I bought this saddle (tried to upload pic, file too large, but it's a ZoneX Plush saddle, fairly short, but with a bit more cushion than most road saddles) and have been using it, first on the CAAD9 and then once I sold that bike I put it on the CAAD10. It has been great. I would regularly ride 30-40 miles, even consecutive days of 30-40 mile rides and there was no pain, soreness afterwards, or chafing issues whatsoever. Now a year later, I have slimmed down to 260lbs and my last couple of rides have been a bit brutal. Granted, these problems started on a weekend where I rode 40 miles on Friday, 60 on Saturday, and another 40 on Sunday. Now it seems that every time I ride, it hurts. Still no chaffing, and generally not sore afterwards, but while I'm riding it's not as comfy as it used to be and is sometimes down right painful.
Sorry about all the long backstory, here is my question: Is it the weight loss? Have I just been riding too much? This saddle used to be like butter! I don't want to have to start another saddle search, but I've got my first century coming up in a few weeks and I don't want to be in a massive amount of pain! Has anyone else ever had a saddle that was awesome, but over time became uncomfortable?