Upper arm and shoulder aches



OldTimer79

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Not pushing myself too hard, just riding 5-10 miles every couple of days. Why are my shoulders and upper arms so achy? Is it because as I ride my arms are constantly pulling on the handlebars? Or is it just the vibrations from the road?
 

alienator

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Typically such pain from bike rides is either the result of riding with your arms straight (without a slight bend at the elbow) and not relaxed or having too much weight on your arms. It'd help to see you on your bike.
 

OldTimer79

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Now that you mention it I do tend to lean back and keep my arms rigid. I will make an effort to lean forward a little and bend my elbows a bit.