Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
There will come a point for all of us that regardless of training, we'll start to slow down. Now the question is, are you at that point now? I'd seriously consider Blackberry's advice. Take a rest day and a few easier rides to see what it does for you. You may be over training. And yes, too much weight off the saddle and onto the bars can have a negative effect on lots of different thing... hands, shoulders, etc. How much has your overall position changed. You may have shifted postion enough to take some major muscles out of their most effective position in terms of getting you moving forward. For example, if I'm not bent at the waist far enough, my lower back and upper thigh muscles don't work as well.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831