I'm not sure if this belongs here but...
Last year I got my left hand caught in an old 1930s freight elevator- crushed it pretty good. It's a year later, and it getting to be biking season and I'm looking forward to getting out. Although I did ride a little last year- Yesterday was the first day I was able to get out this year- and went for around 8 miles. After that my hand was really sore and swollen.
Today was a BEAUTIFUL day, but I was actually afraid to get back on my bike because my hand is sore.
I'm riding "vintage" touring bikes- so nothing particularly aggressive geometrically...
Am I right in thinking that getting a taller stem would put me a little more upright and put less pressure on my hands?
Along with that- I was also thinking about some extra padding under the "cork" tape I usually use.
Thoughts, comments, ideas?
My main bike, pretty much as it sits right now-