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Listen to your body

It’s almost 2 months ago since my last blog post after my break off in Basel due to knee problems. A lot has happened in these last eight weeks and even if it had not worked as desired, I’m now looking positively towards the future of this project.

After a total of three weeks taking care of my left knee and after the doctors okay, I enthusiastically loaded my bike again on Sunday the 3rd of February and slowly pedalled towards the German / French border. Then the time has finally come, I left my home country, looking forward to the adventure, new countries, cultures and people. In my mind, I said goodbye to Switzerland with the intention of being away for a long long time.[/penci_text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Chris 14. April 2019 at 8:20

In 2006 I was on my first solo bike tour (starting in St. Gallen). Between Basel and Strasbourg I started having knee pains, and questioned whether it was the end of my trip. Fortunately, I ran into a couple on bikes who were trying to photograph themselves. I stopped, offered to take the photo for them, and had a brief chat. After mentioning my knee the man said: “That happens when your seat is too high.” I had just raised the seat the previous day and didn’t make the connection. I lowered the seat and it made all the difference.

This advice may not apply to you. We’re all different, of course. However, I had to say something since the story sounded so familiar (especially that it happened at the same location). Good luck, and I hope you’re back to riding soon! Chris

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