I got the idea from a photo I saw of Dr. Greg Frasier's round the world G/S. I emailed him about it and he told me it was adapted from a JC Whitney generic saddle if memory serves. So I thought if this type of police style saddle was comfortable enough for that kind of mileage it was worth a try. Adapting it to the bike took quite a bit of doing though. Time will tell. No real long hauls on it yet.