The camping trip left me with a numb right arm. From the end of my pinky and ring fingers all the way up to my elbow. I've known these bars/grips aren't quite right and they've done this to me before, but it's alway been temporary. 5-1/2 hours on the bike within a 24-hour period must have put me over the top, cause it's not going away, and it's now been 4 days.
My knee-jerk reaction has been to cut off the silicone grips and put some expensive ergonomic ones on, but I'm afraid to try them out, for fear that I'll make things worse. I'm pretty sure they won't help anyways. It was just a desperate attempt to throw a few bucks at a problem to try to make it go away.
If it turns out the bike's un-useable and I have to put it out of it's misery, no way it's going alone. It'll be a murder-suicide. When they interview my neighbors, I'll bet you a million bucks they say we looked happy together and they had no clue that anything was wrong. You always read about this type of thing in the paper and wonder how such a seemingly beautiful relationship could ever go so horribly wrong. Now you know.