Cycling: Arm technique

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27/10/2003 at 19:35
My arms are getting really sore and tired after a cycle of only 1hr, and having to 'shake' my arms out every so often - anyway to prevent this?
WildWill    pirate
27/10/2003 at 19:37
look at your bike set up - make sure you have it correct

try to relax more - do not tightly grip your bars and try to keep your arms slightly bent and relaxed
27/10/2003 at 19:52
ok, will try making some adjustments

and STILL have not got some padded shorts - OUCH!!!
27/10/2003 at 20:19
jus' wear lots of knickers, Jonny.
cougie    pirate
28/10/2003 at 00:15
But Big Knickas - not them sexy skimpy thongs.

As Will says - it's prob your position. If your bars are too low, you'll have too much weight on them. Try raising the bars up a bit. And think soft elbows rather than locking the arms - you absorb vibrations better this way.
28/10/2003 at 11:25
I get this too RR, and think it is because I am not particularly relaxed on the bike, and tend to really grip with my hands...this makes all my arms and shoulders tense too and I end up really aching, especially my biceps(?)

So try to relax if you feel like you're not especially.
28/10/2003 at 12:26
bolt some cheap aero bars on (not the chocolate ones)
28/10/2003 at 13:13
also get some decent gel gloves
28/10/2003 at 13:50
gel gloves are for wussies
WildWill    pirate
28/10/2003 at 13:52
iv got gel gloves and a gel saddle
cougie    pirate
28/10/2003 at 13:53
Double Wussy !!

(pedals for cover on his bike with a gel insert in the saddle)
28/10/2003 at 14:01
oi! gel saddles are macho, young man... just not the gloves

except Will's gel saddle is admittedly probably a wussy one too
cougie    pirate
28/10/2003 at 14:07
But it sets his wicker basket off so nicely !

(er Andy - have you met Will ? He is about 7 foot tall and 6 foot wide and can smite mere mortals with his little finger. I'm thinking of skipping the GNR next year !)

WildWill    pirate
28/10/2003 at 14:50
Lat time i spoke to Andy, he waited till i got drunk and talked me into doing IM Florida

A complete Bounder, wot?

cougie    pirate
28/10/2003 at 14:50
And a cad to boot !!

28/10/2003 at 15:07
Cycling arm technique?

I reckon they'd stop hurting if ya started using yer legs and feet instead.

WildWill    pirate
28/10/2003 at 15:19
Well somone had to say it - could of guessed it would be john
28/10/2003 at 15:28
or JON even?
28/10/2003 at 15:30
always dropping his aitches - that's sarf london urchins for you
28/10/2003 at 15:32
...last time i met Jon it was at some ungodly hour of the morning at a running track in sarf london and i was freezing my nadgers off having sat up all night, more or less
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