As some of you may have gathered from previous postings I am off to India in feb to cycle 390km over 5 days, and friday I met up with another mad woman who will be doing the same ride. We are supplied with bikes over there but can take our own saddles (or is that sadals!) but this lady's local bike shop has told her that gel seats deteriorate in the heat (should be av 25degs) and she will need at least 3 seats for the 5 day ride. Is this true or just a sales ploy from the shop???. It just sounds a bit dodgy to me. I hired a bike in America while on holiday earlier this year in similar sort of heat and the seat was fine. I can't believe they put new ones on every few days!