just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Originally Posted by anthrider
really? I would think it would be the cause of some type of upper body imbalance. It might just be my imagination, but I feel like the more I ride, the more of a conscious effort I have to make to have good posture when I'm off of the bike...
Probably you should make more of an effort to have good posture on the bike, too. What you're describing is very common. People always think there's something wrong with them. Well, there is. They're out of shape. You might try other forms of exercise to go with the biking. Stair running, weight lifting, XC running, even ordinary calisthenics.
Imagine that you had to run deer down for a living. Used to be the norm. Not so much, now. Biking takes us back to that time. If you could run while holding a deer over your head you wouldn't have any problem with your neck while biking. And if you carried a lance while biking, you could feast on a wide variety of wild and domestic animals. All you really need is the bike, lance, knife and hatchet, and matches. Actually you don't need the matches. Flint and steel work really well, once you get the hang of it . . . A group ride is nothing more or less than a hunting party. It's a sacred activity.
Or maybe my ride today was just way too much fun.