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General Discussion / Neck, arms and hands fatigue?
« on: June 01, 2021, 01:40:37 pm »
Thank you for allowing me to join this group. I'm a UK expat living in the Middle East.

I bought a bike last year and want to set a big objective - crossing USA - Seattle to Norfolk. I'm pretty unfit just now and find that after an hour or so on rides, my neck gets very sore, my arms tighten and my hands go numb. Is this a result of bad posture position, gripping too tightly or an effect of cycling in 100F+ temperatures?

I'm going to do this trip solo & camping and wondered about how safe it was to do this, given the snakes & animals and the not so nice humans?

I'm expecting to do 4000 miles with 10 days sightseeing/rest and averaging 50 miles per day, so this leads me to think that the trip will take 3 months which seems a long time. Is this realistic for a 60+ overweight man?

My experience in Middle East is that traffic don't give any consideration to bikes so I hope USA is a bit more forgiving.


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