Amy I crazy for trying to go farther and farther on my Trek 7000? My distance record for one day is 88 miles, but that was a 100k charity ride that was about 11 miles from my house, so I had about an hour break on either end of the 100k.
I'm planning to ride to Niagara falls at the end of the summer, which will be about 120 miles each way with a day in between for site seeing.
My biggest struggle if finding a saddle that's up to the task.. and I'm starting to wonder if I won't just because of the bike geometry.
I've tried a Brooks B17, B67, B67 Pre-Aged (to get the laces and still be able to return), a Zefal something or other, Terry Fly (I think), "The Seat" Endurance, WTB Comfort V, and my stock Bontrager Boulevard (the most comfortable one I've found if it weren't for that pesky numbness issue).
I think I have relatively wide sit bones, but most of the wider saddles end up with padding. The B67 could have been a winner, but I couldn't get past the squeaking and the maintenance involved. And after 500 miles, I started having pressure in the wrong areas again even though the saddle was still tight in the middle. The sides sagged enough that I have perineum pressure again.
Is this a lost cause? Do I really just need to bite the bullet and get a different style bike? I had a Windsor Tourist, but it was slightly too big so I had a lot of problems with hand numbness due to the stretch I think.