What is the safest drop bar position on descents?
When I decend, I best feel in control with my hands on the hoods. But I do feel like my hands can be bounced off the bars by any roughness I hit on the way down - especially if it is a surprise. I usually sit upright to grab some wind to help slow me down. Is this good technique, or should I be in the hooks with fingers on brakes for speed control, and body laid out flat to brace myself incase I need to brake suddenly, so I don't go o'er the bars?
I just feel like my hands could get thrown off the hoods- followed by me off the bike - if I hit a rough patch fast and start bouncing. Thanks for any advice.