+1 on that method. I’ve experimented with the whole range of saddle angles, from nose up to nose down (both with extra washers). In retrospect, my experimentation was not about finding the optimal setup, but rather to find what worked for me at that point in my progress. The two stages, referred to above by MAD4ONE, both applied to me. Once I started riding with two hands on the bar ends, however, I entered a third stage where I was able to put the saddle in a neutral or downward facing position whilst maintaining my sitting position on the raised back of the saddle.
I suggested to another forum user, a few years ago, that they use the search function. Didn’t go well…It was a new user. Prolific new thread starter. Wanted everyone’s feedback but wouldn’t acknowledge other members’ replies. A beginner who wanted to brag about his plans to break distance records. He dropped off the forum pretty fast, leaving behind dozens of tiny, orphaned threads.
I’m sure we’re all stoked to have you on the forum, Mark! While you do start new threads, they have clear titles so they will be searchable in the future, and you reply to others’ replies. You are considerate.
Off topic, but I recently resurrected a thread that was more than five years old. I got a are you sure you want to do that? warning from the forum software. WTF? Remember five years ago? Prehistoric times, for sure! People on the forum thought the wheel stood still and the rest of the world revolved around it!