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Chile wrote:Looks like a fun bike. Hubby got a cruiser a while back when he realized the posture on a road bike was aggravating his injured shoulder. He loves the cruiser and I like it because it slows him down so I can keep up. LOL
My yellow bike? Hubby built it for me from a pile o' tubes. Then we added the Xtracycle kit on the back (frame, snapdeck, and panniers) to make it an SUB. That would be Sport Utility Bike.
Rosey wrote: I need to find something that doesn't put my hands to sleep but still lets me go faster.
Chile wrote:Rosey wrote: I need to find something that doesn't put my hands to sleep but still lets me go faster.
Two things can help with your hands. One is a good pair of biking gloves. These have padding on the palm that will help protect the nerves from going to sleep as fast.
Second is using your core strength to lift your upper body up, just slightly, so you are not resting so much weight on your hands. It's a very subtle movement. Think of lifting your whole torso up to your shoulders up slightly without moving all that much. Make sure to keep your shoulders and neck relaxed so you don't get tension in your upper back, especially at the base of the neck. Takes practice but will help over time.
And, of course, you can find a lot of information online about bike fit that might help you make adjustments to your current bike to make it optimally comfortable: seat height, seat distance from handlebars, and handlebar height and angle.
Have fun riding!
Chile wrote:I was just sitting in my chair and realized I might need to clarify one aspect of my suggestion. When I say "lift up from the torso" on the bike, I mean lifting the body up away from the handlebars, not vertically straight up (as in up through the head and shoulders). Make sense?
nicoles wrote:Every time I come over here to your place, Rosey, I get more and more inspired to get my butt on a bike!
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