AC asks us,
Cycling question for you, if you don’t mind.
I’ve always enjoyed riding my bike, but I’ve never had a real road bike nor tried any long-distance stuff. My favorite spin class at the gym tends to approach the whole thing more like a bike ride, with hill climbs and flat sprints, so I think of it a bit like indoor training for the someday I get back outside on a real bike.
However, I always adjust the handlebars so that I can sit as much upright as possible, which also helps when we’re standing up and “jogging,” since my arms barely reach at that point. Whenever I’ve tried to lower the handlebars, I really feel it in my lower back after a short period of time.
My question to you is, how did you get used to leaning over all the time? What can I do to get comfortable with it?
I replied: “Probably the gym spin bikes aren’t a good fit. You shouldn’t have to stretch at all to reach. Can you move the seat forward?”
But what do the rest of you have to add? Tracy, Catherine, Sharon, Eaton? Blog readers? We’re a big group. I figure together we can help!