Hi Clydes and Athenas. I wanted to stop lurking and introduce myself to the group. I've been reading for a few weeks and have been so inspired by what I've seen. I am a fairly new cyclist and am having so much fun. Who knew 40 would bring me a whole new lifestyle? I told my Hub this spring that I wanted to be more active. He rides and does the occasional sprint triathlon. I started biking with him on my Townie 3i but have had a lot of trouble keeping up. I assumed that it was due to my weight (I have A LOT to lose) but the bike club swore my super fabulous, pink, cruising bike was the problem. Yesterday I purchased a Cannondale Quick and am stunned by how much easier the riding was. I did 10 miles this afternoon without nearly as much trouble as I've had in the past. I also shaved 3 minutes off my time without evening trying to keep a good pace! To date, through biking and kayaking, I've lost 23 pounds. I have a lot more to go but this time I'm excited about it. I can actually see how it will happen and it's going to be fun!
I know I'll have a lot of questions in the future. I often feel reading these posts that I'm learning a new language. But for the time being, does anyone have suggestions for wrist pain when riding? I have a flat bar (hope that's the right terminology) and I find that my right wrist begins to hurt just a couple of miles into the ride. I try to sit up higher and try to balance on my fingertips rather than my wrists. This doesn't give me the best balance and certainly isn't a long term solution. Suggestions?