Changed to drop bars – seem to be developing a whole new set of arm muscles

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  • daveagiles
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    My thumbs hurt if I haven’t ridden drops for a while.

    Have just done my first weeks commuting on my shiny new cx bike, and it’s been a while since i rode drop bars so i’ve had a fun week getting used to it.

    But boy do my forearms hurt!

    Not complaining though as its great and goes like a rocket compared to my other bike, and sometimes i even remember how to stop – not had so much fun commuting in a long while and even took it off road through the woods on the way back home tonight. great fun 😀

    Have just done my first weeks commuting on my shiny new cx bike, and it’s been a while since i rode drop bars so i’ve had a fun week getting used to it.

    But boy do my forearms hurt!

    Not complaining though as its great and goes like a rocket compared to my other bike, and sometimes i even remember how to stop – not had so much fun commuting in a long while and even took it off road through the woods on the way back home tonight. great fun

    I’ll look forward to seeing the butch new you then … will you look like you’re carrying an invisable carpet under each arm? 😉

    samuri
    Member

    Going down seriously rocky descents on a cross bike really gets your forearms pumped up.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Excellent, I hadn’t made that connection. I started riding on drops recently and at the same time started to get pain in one arm that was already a bit weak from slamming into a wall hard years ago. Seems to be going with some light work on weights to build it up. I had wondered what had brought it back on

    Going down seriously rocky descents on a cross bike really gets your forearms pumped up.

    riding on the drops doesn’t seem to bad it’s when i brake with my hands on the hood it gets a bit interesting – guess my 4th and 5th fingers don’t usually get that much use

    I’ll look forward to seeing the butch new you then … will you look like you’re carrying an invisable carpet under each arm?

    yes stu – coming soon to the next BB event ‘henchwench’ 😆

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