Back home and my fears of riding in the rain without gear proved to be without merit. Turned into a beautiful day for a ride by the time I got home. It was really getting overcast when I got to Jonesboro and I had a few sprinkles on my face shield, so the concern. Thanks for to offer of a loan, Jim! Glad I didn't have to take you away from work to mess around with bikes. Dodged a bullet there! Seat is better. I was hoping they wrap me in bubble wrap and I'd float home, but no such luck. Still, can tell the foam is different and I think I'll get more miles on it before I need to hop off and stretch. I was already sore from the ride up and the pain did not intensify on the way home as it has done on the last several runs. Good day on the bike.