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Thread: Back Ache on long rides

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    Default Back Ache on long rides

    Cheerio folks,
    Rode about 6 hrs though western ghats on my dhanno, and both me and my friend on the backseat ended up with a massive ache in the lower back . cant tell how, if a 6hr ride can do this , will i do the tour-de-ladakh ?
    What tools have the tourists been using for doing long distance?
    I have a bullet350, planning to get the seat replaced by a electra seat and get a modified handlebar. But don't know how far will that help.
    any tricks of trade?

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    is ur so uncomfortable that u have 2 change it
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    long drives on ne road bikes do spell back ache however u can try a seat like that of an eliminator n a swept back handle bar, on ur 350
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    i do 50kms everyday on my p150. i had the same problem, just started sleeping on the floor on a thin mat for bout 3 months & i m fine.

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    Pain is temporary, Glory is forever!

    I've ridden an electra, it's got a sweet seat.

    Try that, or else start doing lower back exercises like, straight leg dead lifts, good mornings etc.
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    1. Take a break on long drives every hour or so and stretch your back muscles

    2. Do hot fomentation with a hot water bag / electric pad / warm cloth etc. to soothe the muscles that go into a spasm.

    3. Do not use an Indan comode to $hit !! Use the WC.

    4. Avoid sitting on the ground for anything.

    5. Do not bend down to pick up stuff from the ground. Bend your knees, squat and use your stronger thigh muscles for getting up. Keep your spine straight all the while.

    6. Sleep on a hard surface (not the cold ground or else it will get worse) like a carpet / mat / thin mattress. Sleep on any side with your legs bent and a pillow between your legs (foetus position). Use a medium density narrow pillow.

    7. NEVER get up straight from the bed. Always turn to one side and take the support of one of your hands to push yourself up.

    8. Do back & abdominal exercises to strengthen your muscles. These muscles support your spine and need to be strong.

    9. When you do get a backache, lie on the ground and keep your legs on a chair / sofa / bed with the thigh perpendicular pointing towards the celing. This is called as the position of rest.
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    Thanx for the tips Bikefreak; I bet these will be usefull to many people in this forum. Sunny, can you add these as a sticky somewhere?
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    those tips are really useful
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    jesus bikefreak...u a doc or sumthin?? or just sumone who's done loads of reasearch on where to $hit?? hehehe....lol...just kiddin dude...
    amazin tips tho...im sure they'll help...
    like nikhil sc sed....the pain is temporary...the glory lasts forever...
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    well seat of eletra is fine may be the time u drive for is too long and lower back is worst hit u can try some breaks also do some lower back execise it will help ,u must caution cos lower back pain is real niche
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