Blazing pedals: He didn't title this thread Recumbent Butt. He called it Monkey Butt.
My remark was in reference to the reviewer, not the OP. I know what he titled the thread, but the link provided pointed to a product review. Here's an excerpt:
"Every cyclist knows what it is like to have a sore butt. Whether you ride a recumbent as I do or a bike with a wedgie saddle your butt will get sore and irritated, albeit on a different part of the butt. Wedgie saddle riders are more prone to soreness on the inner part of the legs and thighs and recumbent riders on the outer part. Recumbent riders commonly refer to this as recumbent butt..."
So, the reviewer apparently thinks that getting sore "on the outer part" of the butt is 'recumbent butt' and that powder will clear it up. I never considered recumbent butt to be serious enough to warrant powdering it.
I agree with you. I just started to attack some of the larger, longer hills in my area and when I felt my glutes cry with anguish, the masochistic smile that I had as a mountain bike rider returned. I had missed the pain of cycling since I switched to my recumbent.
I will say that the pain of the climb is worth the joy of the descent.