WOO HOO !!!!
there is a guy who must be a commuter who rides in my neighborhood sometimes. he can ride in slush, sitting upright, sipping a coffee, no hands on his handlebars at all.
I have the greatest admiration for him.
so I have this secret goal of learning how to ride without using my handlebars.
I am a chicken. I am still learning how to ride in my dropbars, and I'm terribly nervous about not being steady. so for me to be able to ride without holding on is SO far down the road . . . until last saturday! my back was killing me, my arms were aching like crazy, and I just sat up and let my hands off the bars and oh my gosh, I was still going forward, smoothly, and nothing bad happened! it went on for the longest time, and before I knew it at least 3 seconds had passed! wow! and then I did it again, and then one more time . . . I am on my way.
look for me next fall, riding in slush, sipping a starbucks, hands free.