Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
Here's a silly little thing I tried to help alleviate back pain on long rides.
Last fall I did close to 650 miles in one day, the second such trip in one week. On the first trip I wore a back belt/kidney belt (Aerostich) and it did help keep back pain at bay by helping keep me from slouching, and helping keep my back straight. Funny thing was, I was needing to stop to pee about twice as often as normal- the belt squeezes around your midsection and puts pressure on your bladder.
On the second ride, instead of the kidney belt, I stuck a note on my tachometer that simply said "BACK", and every time I looked down to see the gauges I saw that note, and sat up straight. By the end of the trip I was "re-trained" of my slouching and my back felt much better than it had in the past.
I'll need to do this note trick again this spring.
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
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