Stretch Away Discomfort - Stretching helps flexibility and comfort, yet it's easy to overlook when you're riding. All it takes is thinking of it and taking a break to loosen up (we don't recommend on-the-bike stretching because you might crash). One great stretch for the back, that's easy to do, is standing straight, raising your arms over your head and reaching as high as you can. Hold this position for thirty seconds or so and you'll feel much looser. Also, gently bend your neck to both sides and to the front and back and hold for a few seconds in each position to ease any tightness. Pressure on the hands and arms causes fatigue and pain. To relieve it, every few miles remove one hand at a time from the bars and shake it out by your side.