I'm new to cycling and just reached my first 1000 miles. I'm planning to do three rides this summer 75 miles in june , a MS 150 in July and the hotter-n-hell 100 in Texas in Aug..Last week-end was my longest ride yet 60 miles. I've been using program two from long-distance cycling by Burke.
My questions are How many Century riders have aerobars on there bikes? The road bikers don't like them and I know not to use them in a pace line but it seems that they would really help in the longer rides. I was thinking of something like the Profile airstryke with the fold up arm pads so I could keep them on the bike (out of the way) during group rides.
I have my handlebars 2" below my seat at this time. I've been thinking of moving them up maybe an inch. Would this slow me down that much ?
Thanks for any help