I needed a day off from cycling in order to rest my knee, which was in pretty bad condition. Buying a knee support helped!
Rest day in Fairbanks
(Sat 01 August 2009)
I bought a brace for my knee yesterday, which is tight neoprene with metal bars down the sides to keep my knee straight. It still allows the knee to bend, just not to ‘wobble'. And that, with not cycling for the day, seems to be doing the trick, as its not hurting half as much – Of course, I could have just cut the circulation off from my leg.
Spent the day buying some small items which will make travelling easier, such as different bags in order to keep my stuff clean and dry whilst on the road. Its surprising how filthy everything can become. Did some clothes washing, and tomorrow I will ride up to Chase's house to collect my gear.
Have for now booked one extra night, meaning that I will leave on Monday morning.