I can't remember this topic being handled recently. In any case, there isn't much hope for a totally new topic on lpsg, least of all from an old stager like me. Anyway, I'm just back from 2 weeks in the Minervois area of SW France. The 'gite' we rented had bikes with it, and we spent some of the time cycling along the towpaths of the Canal du Midi and the local lanes, usually stopping for the local cuisine half way round. One advantage of cycling along a canal for a guy like me is that by definition it was pretty well 100% flat terrain. It has been a while since I mounted a bike. And I'm not sure I had ever ridden one with the saddle design this one had. Most guys here will know what is coming next Leaning low over the bars in my case seems to mean subjecting the first section of my penis to way too much pressure as it lies in my jock right along the sharp end of the saddle ... it was regularly exacerbated every time I went over a tree root or a small rock (of which there are plenty along the towpath). Worse was the way my balls were splayed out in my jock either side of the saddle, and held in far too tightly by my shorts, so that they were forced out way far enough to get badly in the way of my legs. I tried on the next outing to avoid this by ditching the jock (I very rarely do this under any circs) and trying to direct everything all down one side of the saddle in very baggy shorts. No good either; I ended up with a real outbreak of the sort of big boys' problems I thought I had sorted out years ago. Any wisdom about dress, design of saddle, stance etc., for future reference? Or should I just save my dignity and stick to walking?