Totally agree! those sort of distances on a trail bike will be sore butts for sure!
I haven’t ridden properly in a few months, so I may be in for a world of discomfort. That said though, I had a great time at the Dusty Butt ride in Feb (approx 10-12hrs per day x 3 days). And since then I have fitted some Steg Pegs, and the mini wind shield. Now standing for long periods of time is a pleasure.
But yeah, by Sunday afternoon I will probably just want to get back to Auckland, so all ideas of riding fun trails will have vanished, haha!
Safety first though!