I rode the GAP a couple weeks ago and I'm just now regaining feeling and strength in my hands. They alternated between hurting and going numb on the ride and when I returned home, even after the numbness subsided, they are still weak.
I'm wondering if switching bars would help. I have a Trek 520 with the seat about 2 inches higher than the bars. Would a more upright riding position help reduce the stress on my wrists/hands?
I saw some folks riding Novara Safaris with the funky wrap-around bars. Are those bars available as aftermarket?
Would hi-rise mountain bars be a better solution? Most of my daily riding is city commuting.
Or maybe the best solution is to simply cork my current bars with thicker bar tape?
I love cycling but this problem has kept me out of the saddle for two weeks. I need a fix quick.