I've been trying to improve my form and have been getting back into cycling slowly, so I don't hurt anything. One of the things I'm being careful not to do is lock my elbows and put too much weight on the bars. Something happened on today's ride that left me with a really sharp pain in between my shoulder blades right where the neck knob is, and a little higher.
I did a search on BF, and came up with the possibility I'm "going up hills like a vulture", or riding "like a monkey with arms out". What a visual!
I don't think* I'm doing either of these, but I did notice I curl my toes when I ride without clips. So my body must* be tense somehow. I didn't feel any pain on the ride, and only felt it when I got back.
If you're seated going up hills, can you be vulturish? And not sure I'm getting the monkey arms, either. Any thoughts?
PS: My handlebars are already above my seat.
PPS: I did ride a lot more in the drops this ride than usual. Is this something I shouldn't be doing now that' I'm older?