Join Date: May 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA.
Bikes: 1973 Schwinn Heavy Duti (55 pound 26" ballonner,1965 Schwinn Typhoon,1978 Schwinn Spitfire
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[QUOTE=jeff williams]“In most cases, if a cyclist refrains from cycling and receives appropriate treatment, the inflammation and pain will disappear within two to four weeks”
Also what types of bars? You ride cruisers?
I doubt by arms\wrist could manage that long with the bar types I've seen.
Perhaps a very well fit bike and a more correct -(for you) type bar.
Road bikes use drop bars =multiple hand positions, mtb use bar ends =same thing.
I find the ONLY position I can stand really is the mtb foreward position.
I carefully set my bike XC style so that i have a good =ballance of weight seat\peddle\hands.
It may be a result of stress from dirtbikes if you are currently doing that as well.
Lay off both for the recommended time and maybe look into the ergonomics of cycling and different hand\bar positions.
Yes I ride cruiser's long distance (at least 40 miles each time I ride, but never over 60 miles). I choke up on the long bars, so that my hands r at same width as shoulder's. I have better control that way.And you are correct about changing postions, This actually happened in Oct. 2004 , I just joined your forum. And thought I would share the story. I don't have the numdness since I moved hand postion multiple times while riding.Never missed a day of riding. Now my feet hurt because I don't wear shoes while riding...lol