Originally Posted by ttr
I apologize if my questions were already asked:
- before the trip started did you make any phisical training?
- if not, would you reccomend it to any adult? (any means an exercised one)
- exept for the fall (s), did you experience particular issues during the trip like: pain in the back/lower back, wirsts, shoulders - neck, or any muscle inflammation.
No physical training in particular. but I ski alot and I think skiing helps. On the bike you also keep your knees bent and use your legs to absorb movement of the platform under you ... just like skiing. So developing your thighs and quads is probably a worthwhile bit of physical prep.
No unusual or significant aches or pains.
The key is to make sure the ergonomics of the bike are as comfortable as possible if you are doing long off road rides. The seat should be as comfortable as possible - Erik, Geir and I were all using what I consider to be the best aftermarket seats you can get by dutch seatmaker Rayz. Terry was using an airhawk, on top of his own modifications to his seat. The footpegs should be large. The handlebars need to be in as comfortable position as possible. You need to be able to stand and balance on the pegs all day long with the wind acting on your body ... so if you have to move the bars higher and forward to make it comfortable for 3 months of standing, then you need to do that.that.