Until recently i had only ridden mountain bikes my whole life. I'm not a prolific rider, but i gave my dad's old racing bike a go and it was a great pleasure to ride on the roads. But theres definitely a bit of a learning curve. One thing I'm struggling with is techniques to grip the handlebar. I find it difficult to get into comfortable positions, especially those with the brakes in reach. The handlebar seems to be a fairly common "drop handlebar" as I've read it's called, and the brakes also have an extra bar sticking out to provide another method of access. neither feel very comfortable. Does anyone have any tips or websites to assist me with grip technique? It would be much appreciated. One reason i'm more concerned about brake access is that I'm riding on a very busy main road (even though it's popular with other cyclists) Cheers.