Well, I just made my first 10mi trip since getting back in to cycling this year. Everything went great, I found a more comfortable saddle (generic Bell, off a old Walmart bike..it was free..what ever works right); this had been what was holding me back. The only thing that was bothering me on this trip was the grips on my bike (stock no thrill MTB grips) where killing my hands about 6mi into the ride. I know I could easily have gone another 3-5mi at least if the palms of my hands weren't throbbing. I don't have any problems with my hands like arthritis or anything so I know its my grips. I am running a standard flat MTB handle bar. I have a pair or MTB bar ends I'm thinking of putting on to be able to change my grip but when in the 'business' location I need something better. I'm sure this has something to do with me being a Clyde and there is more weight involved so that is why I am asking here.
What do you guys/gals use that makes things a little easier on your hands?