Shoulder stiffness/tension for a drop bar newbie

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531colin
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Re: Shoulder stiffness/tension for a drop bar newbie

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LucyEliz wrote: 14 Apr 2024, 2:36pm …Anyway, they're what I've got now, so I need to persist with them for a while at least - ..,,,
In a months time you will wonder what all the fuss was about.
I assume that a helmet (safety equipment) shouldn’t interfere with your view. I don’t wear one, and I certainly wouldn’t wear one which interfered with my view. How would I watch the buzzards and red kites as I ride along?
(Maybe I don’t get neck ache because I spend so little time looking where I am going?)
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Re: Shoulder stiffness/tension for a drop bar newbie

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Halla wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 11:32am I find that on a bike and bent slightly forward, my neck can be tilted back too much because I am looking too far ahead.
I started getting neck and shoulder pain while riding indoors a couple of years ago. I was on my road bike which is normally fine when I'm outside. I realised that the TV I was using for Zwift was too high up - about level with my head - so I was looking forwards all the time instead of slightly down. Even a small change like this can make a big difference.
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