Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-01-08, 03:50 AM   #1
lwla
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, Tx
Bikes: 2007 Trek 2100 58cm
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My weak link on my rides of (25 to 40+ miles)

My weak link on my rides of (25 to 40+ miles) is a little muscle between my elbow and shoulder, kind of on the outside of the arm. I change my grip as I ride, but I think I would have a hard time finishing a 50 + ride. I have not been riding long, I just have one ride over 40 mile. Will this muscle get stronger or is their a chance I have my handle bars setup wrong? I have just been riding a new to me 2007 Trek 2100; 58cm for about two weeks, before I had an old mt. bike longest ride on it was 26 mile no problem. Im 6 198 bought the trek from a rider that was 62 Ive lowered the seat but left the handle bars the same.
lwla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 04:51 AM   #2
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Let's not get personal.

You might be referring to your triceps. That muscle strengthens fairly quickly and is easy to work. If it were the muscles of your forearm then fit and technique would be a bigger issue I think.
The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 07:52 AM   #3
lwla
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, Tx
Bikes: 2007 Trek 2100 58cm
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
Let's not get personal.

You might be referring to your triceps. That muscle strengthens fairly quickly and is easy to work. If it were the muscles of your forearm then fit and technique would be a bigger issue I think.
Thanks
lwla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 08:52 AM   #4
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Hard to comment on how your bike fit and bar height affects things without seeing picture of you on the bike. 58cm should be the right size if you have normal proportions of leg/torso. I am 6' with a 34" cycling inseam (32" pants inseam) and 58cm is my road bike size.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 11:22 AM   #5
George
Senior Member
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 5,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I had the same problems and besides my arms getting use to it, I did a little change. I flipped the stem to push the bar away from me more and it made it much easier, on me and to ride, good luck.
__________________
George
George is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 11:28 AM   #6
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just keep riding and your triceps will get strong enough in due time. They will even begin to bulge after awhile. One thing to concentrate on when the triceps get tired is to hold your ab muscles tighter and make sure you are seated properly. Bad form will place more weight on your hands, the weakest muscles will give out first.
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 01:07 PM   #7
oilman_15106
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There are some good online and books that will help with getting the proper fit which is key to cycling comfort.
oilman_15106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 02:01 PM   #8
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
If you haven't been riding long and this is the only pain you get after 40 miles- Tell us your secret. My first 40 miler and My body felt as if it had been massaged by a truck.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:15 PM.