Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Question about the Alaskan Leather Sheepskin Pads...
I tried searching to find some feedback on this but didn't have much luck finding the specifics I was looking for...some background first...
A couple weeks ago, I went on a week long ride around Lake Michigan. However, thanks to the storms from Gustav, I ended up having to shred it down from Indian River, MI to Cincinnati, Ohio in a day. It ended up being a 500+ mile day for me...about 10 hours in the saddle. Good news was that I dodged almost every drop of rain. The bad news....OUCH! I can't believe how unbelievably painful that was. Basically, I felt like like someone dropped kicked me in the crotch as hard as they could. I'm not sitting so far forward on the seat to the point that I'm crushing anything. It's the same type of pain I've had from riding a regular bicycle for a long time.
I've already had the seat modified and that helped out completely for regular riding days. However, on this trip, I had to stop every 100 miles before things got too bad. (maybe that's a lot anyways? I didn't think so beforehand.)
So the question really is: Are the sheep skin pads simply going to help only with reducing saddle sore/butt pain? I didn't really have too much of that.
I just don't want to buy one of these pads just to find that its mainly for solving a different problem. I have another long trip planned with some friends in a couple weeks so I don't have too much time to do much trial and error with a fix.
'07 Blue DL650
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