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Help...I got a stiffy!(3 posts)

Help...I got a stiffy!beeman
Apr 15, 2002 10:47 AM
I went for my first ride of the season yesterday (working lots lately) for about 30 miles. Anyway, today my neck is really stiff. Is this from bad riding posture or poor bike fit. This is not a new bike. Thanks for your input.
re: Help...I got a stiffy!flying
Apr 15, 2002 11:09 AM
I think you answered your own Q
here------> """I went for my first ride of the season yesterday"""

Unless you have done some neck strength excercises during your off season. This is to be expected to some degree.
phewww....liu02bhs
Apr 15, 2002 6:17 PM
man, I was gonna say, how are you gonna get a stiffy on a bike. I'm usually numb after 30 miles.

Yeah, neck strength is definitely an issue. I remember when I first rode road bikes. My neck was killing me. But try to ride on the hood to get adjusted. After a few weeks, then ride on the drops. My neck still gives me problems riding in the drops for a long duration of time.