A good pair of gloves is a must. I use these and love them.
Good luck with the test rides. It sounds like a lot of fun.
My cancer updates:
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Yen, if you can, the next time you ride, slide farther back on the saddle and you'll find,you'll hardly have any weight on your hands at all.
A 3" or 4" riser handlebar will reduce the weight on your hands!!!
Or a long stem extender.
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour
There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post