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Messages - Alessa3322

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General Discussion / Re: helpExtended touring in Europe
« on: November 09, 2023, 02:27:38 pm »
Time passed and I wonder what has changed since this post was created. What is the easiest country to get a visa from today?

Gear Talk / Re: roll up solar panel
« on: October 26, 2023, 05:23:59 am »
Solar panels are not efficient
I can't agree with you. I have a thin-film rv solar panel that I use for various purposes (RVing, boating, camping, etc.). It is designed to flex and adjust to any surface and it works great. Moreover, it is very convenient that you can take it everywhere and it takes less place.

Oh yeah .... with fall having arrived ....
here is another of my fav.s ...
fallen leaves from time to time crunching under the tires.
Also, hearing the squirrels scampering about those fallen leaves,
as they are accumulating their food stores for the coming winter.
Oh, I also like the sound of the fallen leaves crunching under the tires! Moreover, everything is beautiful around. I'm looking forward to this time of the year :)

General Discussion / Re: start tour operator business
« on: October 24, 2023, 06:22:58 am »
Hi! How is your business going? I'm thinking about starting a business, so it would be great to learn from other people's experiences. Any advice or helpful tips?

Classifieds / Re: Bob Cart extension wanted
« on: October 23, 2023, 03:27:00 pm »
What did you end up doing? I'm in the same boat. My older son is too big for a bobby cart, and I'm thinking about buying one of those ride-on cars for 2 seaters.

General Discussion / Re: camera choice
« on: October 23, 2023, 03:00:43 pm »
Sorry for bumping. Just curious if you still use those cameras and how many people switched to their phones.
If you still use a camera, which one?

International / Re: Bike tour of Rajasthan, India
« on: October 11, 2023, 05:04:42 am »
Has anyone traveled to India recently? Is it a good idea to go there now?

General Discussion / Re: Neck injury/pain issue
« on: October 07, 2023, 07:43:34 pm »
Did you find the solution? I'm currently suffering from neck pain and I wonder whether anyone else faced this problem?

Gear Talk / Re: Sandals for colder climate?
« on: September 20, 2023, 08:32:50 am »
I had such an experience once. We decided to go cycling with camping for a weekend. When we got up in the morning it was much colder than we expected, so I had to ride wearing sandals with wool socks. I can't say it was the most comfortable ride, but it was fine. And we were lucky not to have rain that day. Later, I looked through the dhgate reviews here and ordered an additional pair of clipless shoes, just in case.

General Discussion / Re: Neck, arms and hands fatigue?
« on: September 16, 2023, 01:03:33 pm »
I should say, this is a common problem. I know several people who faced it.
If your bike is well-fitted but you are still having pain, take a look at how you are holding the bars. Consciously relax your hands, soften your elbows and drop your shoulders, and try to avoid gripping the bars too tightly. Your wrists should be relaxed and not overly flexed or extended.
Fortunately, it can be solved and it is not that serious as cyclist syndrome, for example, that requires treatment. There are multiple routes of treatment including medical management comprised of medications (I already checked the info about them on the Canada Drugs site), invasive interventions such as surgery, injections, and neuro-modulation, as well as non-invasive or conservative therapy consisting of pelvic health physical therapy.
So, it is better to take care of your health and pay attention to all the needed details when cycling.

Food Talk / Re: Gluten Free
« on: September 12, 2023, 07:31:05 am »
My wife also needs to follow a gluten-free diet. We should get used to it and organize the proper buying process. currently, we order the needed products primarily online but it would be great to know other places. Thanks for sharing. Any updates are appreciated though.

International / Re: Health Insurance on the road abroad.
« on: September 12, 2023, 07:26:08 am »
It's a pity nobody replied here. I'm currently looking for good international health insurance. And it would be great if someone shared their experience. Thanks in advance.

International / Re: Cycling South America
« on: September 07, 2023, 06:17:07 pm »
Did you have a trip? How was it? I'm thinking about visiting Peru, so any advice and info would be appreciated.

Gear Talk / Re: Endurance bike advice
« on: August 19, 2023, 05:09:04 pm »
I read here that the average lifespan of a road bike is 5-10 years. And a good bike will last for 30,000 to 50,000+ miles on the road, but a bad one could break down in under 5,000 miles. Is that true? And are there ways to increase the lifespan?

Sorry for bumping, but I'm also in search of a tag-a-long. My daughter is too small for long rides. So, any updates and recommendations are appreciated.

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