I just finished my first mini tour...about 200 miles round trip on my road bike. I learned a lot on this trip. One of the toughest lessons learned was the numb hands problem. We rode about 70 miles on day one and my right hand was completely numb and useless. I couldn't even hold a fork! I've read up on some things to try and help the problem but I'm just wondering what other's have done to combat this issue. Seems you can try to control most things like handling the heat with hydration and scheduling, handling your nutrition and such but once your hands stop working and you can't brake or change gears you're done.