I'm sure this has been discussed many times, but I am very new here and don't really know where to look.
I also fit into many categories. I am a 59 year old Clydesdale who is back to cycling to lose weight, get fit again, and to just enjoy. I plan to do some day trips, but not really sure I'll ever be ready for full touring, but would like to. I intend to do a lot more on my bike and become a lot less dependent on my car, so I need info on utility cycling.
Amyway, with all that said, I think I want a Brooks saddle. I ride a 10 year old GT Virage Hybrid that I dearly love. I am used to it and it just sits me right. I have changed over some components as needed and am very happy with it. I do need a new saddle. I am currently using a pretty old Trico gel saddle with a cutout. I do have a suspension seat post so do I need a "sprung" saddle?
So which Brooks saddle? Are they really pretty comfortable from the first ride or are they pretty bad at first. I've read a lot of opinions, but would love to hear more. I have a great relationship with my LBS, but the return guarantee from the Brooks place( sorry forgot the name) here on the forum is too good to pass up. Do I get a standard B17 or is there something better for an overweight old guy. I ride about 10 a day now, but when I'm in better shape, I will ride 18 to 25 a day.
Sorry for the long rant, but I wanted you fine folks to have as much background as possible to help me make a decision.
Thanks in advance.