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Old 04-10-16, 09:45 PM
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Are you jamming the hood into the area between thumb and index finger? I see a lot of people do that but there is a nerve on the hand that will be irritated if you ride like that. It's better to reach your arms out like you're going to shake hands with someone, you know, palms facing each other, and then set the fleshy padded part of your hand (the karate chop spot) on to the bars. You should be able to shift and brake with your fingers from this position. In a panic you will probably rotate your hands down more, but for just cruising around try this position.

Or just pedal harder so your legs are supporting your upper body - requires core muscles and lack of gut hanging down.
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