Time for a change.
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.
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Took me 6 months after getting a road bike before I could ride the drops comfortably. Previous top this- I was only using the drops downhill so I could reach the brakes more efficiently. 20 Seconds or so was all I could manage before the backache came in and I had to get more upright. I still only use the drops for headwind or if I want that extra 1 or2 mph- I find it more comfortable to ride on the hoods.
And on the 12 pack- watch out for it when deciding to hammer up the inclines in the drops. The knees and belly still make contact.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.
Last edited by stapfam; 08-04-08 at 02:39 PM.