Oragel for anticipated derriere pain is in the first aid kit.
I did part of the Lon Haldeman breakin technique but substituted Leatherique for the 10w30 motor oil. Raining too much to ride it. The saddle is *slightly* more pliable with the aggressive breaking in technique.
How crazy is it to ride the new saddle on a 300k on Saturday? One painful day and the saddle will be perfect is my thinking. Why spread the inevitable out over many weeks.
Pack the old saddle just in case?