If you experience back pain whilst cycling on the drops, you can reduce this by either adding more spacers below the stem or changing the stem for one which has more rise. Do this until the handlebars are an inch below the saddle.
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If you start to feel any discomfort on long rides, loosen your shoes. As you ride, your feet will naturally swell, so you will need to slacken them off to allow for this. If you use toe clips, they might need loosening too.