There's a reason why I have them high. It's the only way I can manage the pain from scoliosis as I ride my bike. Getting lower, just thinking about it, causes tremendous pain through my spine and neck due to the curvature. So I adjust and continue to ride.
My chiropractor told me he doesn't know how I ride. There has to be so much pain. Well it's no secret. This is how. There's still some pain but it's manageable. This is how I'm able to reach my goals. I adjust as needed & move on.
When the bike shop fitted me they tried to get me to lower them. I said no. I know it's not as aerodynamic & to other triathletes it might seem weird but I don't care. It's the way I have to do it.
I've been in a lot of triathlons. I think around 30, and I've done them all like this. The last two I won first in my age group, even sitting upright!
Here's my point because I do have one. Find what works. Make adjustments to your circumstances. Get fit. Have fun with it. Don't let anything stand in your way to reach your goals! -- written by Emily Collins, Owner OnTrack Fitness, triathlete & marathon runner