Old 05-19-17, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
Many of your issues are a result of a lack of fitness, flexibilty and core strength. They MAY (possibly) self resolve as you ride more, and gain strength and flexibility, and focus on not leaning on your hands.

For example, my road bike has a very low position / fit. Early season it absolutely kills my back and neck. But in a few weeks, I've regained the sore strength and I'm fine.
I agree. You might simply not like the bike---it might be the wrong bike for you. Or .....

Every time I take a break from riding (Illness or injury) I hate my bikes for a while. I know I am supposed to support my weight with my legs and hold myself up with my stomach and back ... but simply cannot.

I start small, suffer a little, and gain strength. After some amount of time, the bikes feel really comfortable.

When my butt hurts or hands go numb, I know my legs are tired and I am getting lazy.
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