We rode 24 miles on Friday, and 16 miles this morning. My sit bones were still hurting from Friday's ride (our longest so far). I'm riding on my new Specialized saddle which is, overall, more comfortable than the big fat cushy satin pillow that came with the bike, and wearing my padded liners under my bike pants protects my skin. It doesn't feel like there is any chafing, just bone or tissue pressure.
I keep reading that it will go away and I'll get used to it......... but how? When? How do bones adjust to pressure? Do the tissues over the bones adjust, or does the brain just eventually not notice it anymore?
How do I know when I've given the saddle enough time, and it's time to replace it instead?