I've had my new/first road bike for 2 weeks and have taken advice about what kit is essential and the correct clothing to wear however I can't seem to get rid of the pain that comes from being on the saddle even after a very short ride of 10 miles or less. I usually clock up 20-25 miles each ride on my Specialized Secteur road bike but I'm dreading going out anymore this week as it's just too painful. I have padded shorts but they don't seem to be having a very big impact on comfort in the saddle. Firstly, is it my position on the saddle as I can sometimes slide forward after a few miles and have to keep pushing myself back on the saddle or secondly, is it because I won't get used to such a firm saddle? Any help is much appreciated as it's really affecting my desire to go out riding and I love my bike.