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6/29/07 9:35 A

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Hi Lorrie,

Welcome to the group. Cycling is such a great way to lose extra weight and it is fun!! Good luck.

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6/28/07 8:53 P

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Lorrie - they are made by Specialized; I don't remember the exact name of the glove, but they were women's gel, and retailed for $29.99.. I love them, huge difference in my hand comfort :-)

Sounds like you did great on Sunday, though! The gloves I have though, would help with that palm pad pain you had.

Laurie


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6/28/07 12:59 P

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NurseLo,
What was the brand/name of the womens gel gloves you bought? I've been looking around and I'm not satisfied with what I'm seeing locally.
The good news is that I did my first 24 mile bike ride on Sunday without getting numb hands. My palm pads hurt but no numbness. (Is that a word? LOL)

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” (Unknown)


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6/20/07 4:02 P

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Sounds like there are some nice gloves out there.
Truefalcon, my DH told me to try the same thing. He says he does that when he goes on long rides.

Thanks again for the great suggestions!

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BIKECOMMUTER Posts: 403
6/20/07 4:01 P

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Welcome aboard.
Always glad to see someone else joining the group and riding a bike.

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6/20/07 2:59 P

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Hi and welcome to the group. You're in the right place as there's alot of people with the knowledge to help should you need it. Safe cycling
John :-)


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6/20/07 12:43 P

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Hi Lorrie,

I find the gloves with gel in the palm are the best to cushion the hands. Those knitted mesh gloves could be old - I haven't seen them around here for some years now - so they could be worn out.

One trick you might try with the wind - set out riding into the wind and go for a little more than half your planned time - say 17-18 minutes or so - when you come back with the wind in 12 or 13 it will be easier and faster when you are tired. This might be a good way for you to build your stamina!

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6/20/07 12:37 P

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Lorrie, I bought a pair of Specialized women's gel gloves - they are awesome!

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6/20/07 12:03 P

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Hi everyone! Thanks for the input...
I don't have gloves yet. I tried my sons and didn't like the knitted mesh on the top. DH says I need a nicer pair.
Also, I doubt my core strength is great. I haven't done the "lean test" yet, but when I do, I'm SURE I'll fail. I guess that is something to work on. ;)


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6/20/07 11:13 A

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Hi Lorrie :-)

Are you wearing padded gloves when riding?



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6/20/07 9:23 A

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Way to go, Lorrie! I know what you mean about DH. Mine is somewhat the same way. He has to ride separately from me some days so that he can go at his speed. Jeez.
By the way, that's a lot of riding! Everyday? I would get burned out. Again, way to go emoticon

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6/20/07 12:08 A

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Can't help you with the Kansas wind. Too much weight on your hands will cause hand numbness. Is your saddle level? How much of a drop is it from your saddle to your handle bars? How's your core strength and flexibility?
Try this test. With your pedals at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, bend over as if you are going place your hands on the hoods of your bars, but don't touch them. Let your hand go down beside your brake hoods and hold this position without touching the bars. You should be able to accomplish this without falling forward.
Also give your bottom and hands a break by riding out of the saddle more. This will also use a different muscle group and can help keep fatigue at bay.

Tony

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6/19/07 9:38 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Lorrie and I've been biking for exercise off and on for the past year. I'm trying to become a more regular rider. My husband is an avid cyclist and he is very encouraging but he is (like many of you) way above my current ability level.
I have a personal goal to ride every day this week for a least 30 minutes. I have to say that it was exciting to see (in my fitness tracker) that I've burned an entire days worth of calories in the past three days of cycling.
I'm conquering the pain in my bottom with padded shorts and more riding so the only down side to cycling so far is the Kansas wind and the numbness in my hands after really long rides. Any suggestions/advice for that?


I think I posted in the wrong place. Sorry!

Edited by: LORRIE72 at: 6/19/2007 (21:43)
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