hello, a couple of questions. And new to these forums, btw. GREAT info!
Am getting back into riding.
Am overweight and out of shape. Yet I hate taking things slow.
MY brain still thinks I'm a kid - like the kid that rode allll the time, cuz thats just what one did, back then.
I'm 46, when I was a kid we spent all our waking hours outside of school, on our bikes.
I'm sure many of you all know what I mean.
But sheesh! I am so WEAK now.
DId my first ride last night and it KICKED my butt. Just a 20 minute ride and I was ready to collapse when I got back.
When I started riding another time about 5 years ago, I had low straight bars put on my Trek 800, because I had it in my head I like the lower position. ANd it did agree with me, and I left them. Now, starting up again, they seem way wrong and are killing my hands. I threw the original bars out.
Question: are there bar-ends that extend "up" and "out"? that will incorporate a "rise" as part of the aternative position?
I've looked around a bit and haven't seen any like this.
Also, whoa I must be a whale...I can't stand up on the pedals and "pump" anymore!
Do you all do this?
I remember in the kid days, we rode that way all the time. Is it really just a kid thing?
Anyway, my main thing is I need to get a bit stronger before this gets "fun" again...but was wondering if I'm going to have to buy all new bars? or if there is a bar-end or add on type thing that could provide an alternative, while keeping these flat bars.
How about a taller "stem"? Do people do that?
Thanks a bunch,
funky old Trek 800