Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

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Brianjeff50
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Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Brianjeff50 » 12 Sep 2020, 9:31pm

For me it’s my backside - I’m not saddle sore but every day now after about 50 miles my sit bones start to suffer and the saddle feels like it’s made of cast iron! It’s a Selle SMP. I guess I’ll just have to grit my teeth

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby bluelagos » 12 Sep 2020, 9:50pm

First few days was my legs and arms. Then it was just overall,fatigue and fingers.

Today (Day 7 for me) defo my buttock. Upped the pressure in my tyres from 80 to,100 and feeling it. My mate was on 60 and had 4 punctures in 3 days before we figured out his psi was too low...

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Nickeveson » 13 Sep 2020, 6:07pm

A good saddle (Brooks B17)and sudocrem helped me.....
I found the most painful part was my wrists and hands....every few miles I shuck them out.

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Mick F » 13 Sep 2020, 7:20pm

I don't remember anything hurting.

JOGLE 1994
LEJOG and Back 2006
Grand Tour of Scotland, England and Wales 1,500miles in 2008
JOGLE on a Raleigh Chopper in 2010 ...... though the saddle was a bit sweaty.

These days, riding 20miles+ my arms ache a bit, and my left hand needs to be lifted off the handlebar every now and again ....... but I'm on my way towards 70 years old.
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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Jamesh » 13 Sep 2020, 8:45pm

bluelagos wrote:First few days was my legs and arms. Then it was just overall,fatigue and fingers.

Today (Day 7 for me) defo my buttock. Upped the pressure in my tyres from 80 to,100 and feeling it. My mate was on 60 and had 4 punctures in 3 days before we figured out his psi was too low...


100psi sounds a bit high for 25mm tyres tbh??

I had a pinch so put them up to 80psi.

Hold the bars lightly and keep moving around.

Ride with hands just in front of the bars tdf style too.

Cheers James

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby whoof » 13 Sep 2020, 8:55pm

Brianjeff50 wrote:For me it’s my backside - I’m not saddle sore but every day now after about 50 miles my sit bones start to suffer and the saddle feels like it’s made of cast iron! It’s a Selle SMP. I guess I’ll just have to grit my teeth

Try not keeping your false teeth in your shorts, certainly don't add grit to them.

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby PH » 13 Sep 2020, 9:36pm

The mornings after the third and forth day I could hardly walk and coming down stairs was painful, thighs just felt like solid wood. OK after the first couple of miles on the bike. Eased off after that and was fine with no other aches and pains for the rest of the trip.
On high mileage tours since then, I've made it a point to go for a walk in the evening, half an hour seems to be enough and the legs feel fine next day.

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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Paulatic » 14 Sep 2020, 8:42am

I think my eye lids and ear drums had the most pain. An extremely long day getting down to Cornwall from Scotland. Then 4 days of constant traffic noise which went on all night ( drivers never seen to sleep down there) and in a tent it was Lancashire before I got a right good refreshing sleep. Slept really well from that point onwards
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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Jdsk » 14 Sep 2020, 8:58am

PH wrote:On high mileage tours since then, I've made it a point to go for a walk in the evening, half an hour seems to be enough and the legs feel fine next day.

Interesting effect, isn't it?
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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Enigmadick » 14 Sep 2020, 11:21am

I find it always pays to seek out overnight accommodation with a spa, sauna and swimming pool.
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Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

Postby Stradageek » 14 Sep 2020, 12:25pm

Ride a recumbent, no aches and pains, that's why I do