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by andy_scot_uk
6 Jul 2014, 8:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

yeah both knees. Same brand of walking shoes for many years, same bike for 12+ and never had the pain I had. I stopped playing badminton 4 years ago cause my knees were so sore and cycling is now my main hobby. Would be a disaster if I couldn't do that. I think there are a number of things I need to...
by andy_scot_uk
5 Jul 2014, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

Bike was in for a service and think he didn't put height back as was. I'm no bike expert, I don't have toe clips either. I wear walking shoes to cycle. Anyhow the advice here has been excellent and feeling great after my cycle.
by andy_scot_uk
5 Jul 2014, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

Raised saddle 1.5 inches. Used low gears. Did 35 miles and fine. Reckon my saddle was the issue.
by andy_scot_uk
4 Jul 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

I can't believe we don't have knee pain in too good to lose........have a search around, theres a thread here.... http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79674&hilit=vastus+medialis I have the VMO weakness (Patellofemoral .....). I did not bother to mention it as I had the impression Or...
by andy_scot_uk
4 Jul 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

Baggy jeans and I never use cleats. Cotton shirts too. I blame joining the CTC in 1976. However I don't carry a flask of tea. :D
by andy_scot_uk
4 Jul 2014, 2:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

cheers everyone. Was looking for someone with the same issue and to hear how they dealt with it. Think the saddle height is an issue - bike was in for a service a few months ago and doesn't seem right. Also lack of stretching - never had to do it previously but time to start. And maybe being a littl...
by andy_scot_uk
4 Jul 2014, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

knee pain and touring

Been tour cycling 40 years and and planning doing Hadrians wall cycleway Thursday next week. Building up my training runs but yesterday suffered bad knee pain after a hilly ride. It's a hybrid bike and I wear jeans not lycra. Never had issues like this before and had my bike for 12 years. Desperate ...
by andy_scot_uk
24 Mar 2014, 7:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?

Andy - I guess what I really want to ask is: have you experienced Cuba before? It's lovely but so so random. http://wikitravel.org/en/Cuba#By_bike says "You will have to bring your own bike as bikes suitable for trekking are not readily available in Cuba. Do not under any circumstances rent a ...
by andy_scot_uk
24 Mar 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?

I'm sorry but you don't really make it clear. If I understand you correctly, you are sorted for your second week tour and only want to hire bikes for the first week. If so, forget it, just enjoy the beach! The info on the hotel's website is probably a mix of wishful thinking and lie. You will under...
by andy_scot_uk
24 Mar 2014, 7:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?

Simon Thanks for the help. The tour companies that hire bikes are either in Havana which is 12 hours away or want you to book a tour with them. Emailed a few. Very frustrating. We booked the flights to Cuba as they were cheap thinking we would be able to hire bikes and travel about like you do in Eu...
by andy_scot_uk
22 Mar 2014, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?

Yes, done all that and was met with a "it is not possible" reply.been on lonely planet and trip advisor forums too. Long shot posting here.
by andy_scot_uk
22 Mar 2014, 6:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Cuba Holguin - bike hire where?

I need to hire 4 bikes near Holguin in south East Cuba but it is proving impossible to organise. Any one got any tips on where I might get 4 bikes? I booked a hotel with bike hire but now they tell me they do not have bikes despite the web site saying so. The second week we are on an organised bike ...
by andy_scot_uk
29 Jul 2013, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Public Transport in the East of Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Public Transport in the East of Scotland

The authorities in Scotland are not bike friendly. They have signs up at many stations saying bike/rail interchange point and yet there are only two bike places on trains which are unbookable. East Coast's online system allows you to book bikes online. Other web based systems can say no bike spaces ...
by andy_scot_uk
11 Jul 2012, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lisbon, Evora routes & advice for end August?
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Re: Lisbon, Evora routes & advice for end August?

thanks again, really appreciate your advice. Have looked at area round Lisbon on bikemap.net where hopefully it will be cooler.
by andy_scot_uk
9 Jul 2012, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lisbon, Evora routes & advice for end August?
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

Re: Lisbon, Evora routes & advice for end August?

Thanks very much for the info. After 4 wet trips last year and 1 this year I thought this would be good but it sounds hellish in the other direction....will check out coastal routes