At RAGBRAI, several years ago, my bike was drenched in an overnight storm. When I took off the next day I kept hearing a squeak, and I quickly determined that it was the saddle. It continued to squeak the rest of the ride, and when I came home I finally replaced it with an extra saddle I had and kept riding. Now my saddle has had several years to dry out and I am going to try it again. I guess I thought at the time that I had somehow "ruined it" with the rain, because it never stopped making noise. Of course I will try it out on the bike, but has anyone had a similar experience---somehow trashing a saddle by getting it wet? Is that even possible? The cover looks fine. It just had this constant chirp as I pedaled. I should point out this is a Regal saddle, which has (I suppose) a plastic base that is covered with leather. It is not a Brooks, or some all leather saddle that one is supposed to keep dry.