After getting into bicycling last year, I quickly realized that -- due to physiology and age, I guess -- I should really look into some variety of noseless or other alternative bike seat. I've noticed several times since that if I travel more than about 5 miles on a traditional seat, my prostate feels like it is the size of a football.
After doing some research, I found Jim Langley's bike seat page, http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bicycleseats.html, and found the Easy Seat. http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...=17880&src=TSC
I found one at the local LBS and immediately loved it. Or at least found it was a "no pain" solution.
One problem with the noseless seat is that you lose a little extra balance. This requires more effort from the upper body. One side effect is that you really should NEVER take both hands off the bars. You might get away with this on the traditional seat, but it is very tricky on a noseless seat. I think another side effect is that the arms, shoulders, wrists take a little more abuse...
Anyway, I am looking into buying another bike, maybe a Bianchi Volpe. Just wondering if anyone out there uses a touring-type bike with this type seat. I did see in Bicycling magainze couple of months ago a story about an ecologist type who was touring California - Argentina. When I saw his picture, noticed that he was doing the touring on an Easy Seat.
Are there other noseless seat users out there?