I thought it was somewhat unfitting for a person with 255 posts to tell the OP with 1134 posts that he will get used to it.juicemansam said:Yep. Your arms will get used to it, as in gain strength. This Monday I had a 31 mile ride, with lots of hills, in very sunny, little or no shade, 100+ degrees weather. I felt as if I worked out my arms and back more than my legs. I still felt it till today. But I'm a weekend rider, at least right now.
Take a dumbbell in both hands. Start with your arms straight out in front of your nose, bells facing each other. One arm at a time, go down slowly to your thigh while rotating the dumbbell down towards the floor. Complete the rep by rotating back up to starting position. Continue with the other arm. I do about 10 reps per arm with a 5lb dumbbell. You can use more of less depending on your strength. I use what my wife had laying aroundMr. Versatile said:My delts really ache during a long ride > 60 miles. They are only sore/achey during the ride. The minute I get off the bike thry're fine. If anyone knows of an exercise that would help prevent this, please post it here, or send me a PM.