I’m a 60 year old noob when it comes to cycling. I’m planning on doing Seattle to Portland this year, which is 200 miles over two days, and I am building up fitness and endurance to do so.
All is going well (thanks to TR over the winter in particular) but I’m noticing one problem now that I’m doing >65 miles in a day. Once the ride is over, the right hand seems to lose its grip for a few days. For example, my wife cooked me a steak after yesterday’s 85 miler, and I found it hard to grip the knife and cut the steak. I had trouble squeezing the handle of the knife tightly enough to get a solid grip.
This passes after a few days but I’d like to eliminate it. My bike fit is good, and I’m comfy on the bike for the whole ride (well, that’s a lie, the set gets rock hard at 50 miles but it passes). This is definitely something I only get on long rides. I can imagine needing to raise the bar a bit, or wearing wrist supports of some kind.
I’d like some advice from anyone who’s had a similar problem please.