Hey Touring Forum!
I usually hang out in the Singlespeed Fixed Gear forum (yeah) but ever since I bought a Surly Cross Check to start doing longer rides and tours I've really fallen in love with long distance cycling. When I move to Portland this fall, I wanted to plan my first bike tour from there to Seattle (to me it was a decent first step, after reading this forum, I now know how short that is ) and I was curious what saddles you guys like. I had a Brooks for a while, but I ditched it because I was too worried about maintaining it, and I preferred a saddle that I didn't have to worry about getting ruined or stolen around the city. Also, Portland obviously gets its fair share of rain, which would make it harder to keep the Brooks in good condition.
I like my San Marco Ponza I have on my Surly Steamroller, but I want something that I can feel comfortable in whether I'm wearing bike shorts for a long ride, or just in whatever for commuting. Tell me what you guys love, or if I should just suck it up and get another Brooks.