Am I freak of nature, but my butt doesn’t hurt. I must need to just ride for longer intervals, 50-60 miles at a time. Rode 24 miles Saturday with padded bike shorts. Rode 34 miles yesterday with just plain jean shorts; thought that clothing choice would toughen up the undercarriage faster. I don’t have any real discomfort when riding and am fine afterwards. No tenderness or hot spots anywhere. I only have around 220 or so miles in so far. Seat is a new something or other from Nashbar that was on sale. I did go through the measure your sit bones exercise before ordering the seat – so I know I have a seat that (in theory) fits my sit bones. I’d like to ride more, but my schedule is such that I can only really get out on the week-end and then only for 2-4 hours. Weekdays I might get one or two 20-25 mile rides in the evenings. My average speed is a little over 12 mph unless i’m going in a wind, then I lose about 1 mph. I’m riding a 1970’s circa 10 speed that weighs in around 30 lbs.