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rest days?

hey all,
i was just wondering what people normally do on there rest days? i've progressively got more and more lazy through my tour. now if we're having a couple days of in a city somewhere, i hardly leave the hotel room. at the start of my trip i used to make an effort to see this and do that, but the passion is slowly evaporating. not too sure if it's because of the heat/or attention, or burning out. i was just wondering if many other people feel petty pooped on there days off?
cheers,
sam

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Relax

On rest days, you relax and recoup. Simple as it is.

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Relax

On rest days, you relax and recoup. Simple as it is.

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Relax

On rest days, you relax and recoup. Simple as it is.

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rest days

hjk

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Sit at the beach, in a garden

Sit at the beach, in a garden, or anywhere nice.

Catch up on reading my books and writing blogs.

Chat with stranger and newly found friends.

Relax.

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Rest days are whatever you make them

Rest days are whatever you make them. What anyone else does on their "rest" days has absolutely no bearing on what YOU do on YOURS. We're all unique individuals with individual needs. I tend to be like you and tend to hang out by myself in my room a lot on my rest days. It's a good time to catch up on my blog and emails and to research the route ahead. I'm an introvert and a highly sensitive person. So I need some down time and alone time away from noise, heat and hustle and bustle.

Take care of your personal needs and try not to worry too much about what others think :-)

...Michelle

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rest day = rest day.

rest day = rest day.

should you be doing anything apart from resting? yeah why not? its your tour, do what you want.

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I ride a Cruzbike so don't

I ride a Cruzbike so don't need rest days anymore. I used to need rest days, but turns out they were just get-away-from-the-discomfort-of-biking days. Now cycling is not uncomfortable. I look forward to it. A day without it is not complete. I do like to do lots of other things while traveling. These usually include hikes, swims, park and historic center visits, and food finding and eating.

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rest days

I offer to let folks stay a 2nd day if they need a day of rest or want to explore the area more. Several have taken me up on it. I give them the run of the house and go off to work. Some read, journal, sleep extra, or whatever. And more often than not, when i arrive home, a meal is being prepared by my guest. So my suggestion is that if you are at a WS home for 2 days an offer to fix the 2nd days meal is a very enjoyable treat for the host.

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If you don't feel good about

If you don't feel good about resting a day then maybe try to not take such obligatory days. I don't take rest days but just do it as it comes. Lazy mornings, noons, or interesting places... do whatever makes you feel better.

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Rest days are when we stay in

Rest days are when we stay in one place for more than one night so we are not cycling with our luggage on that day. That said, we often cycle unladen to explore the surrounding areas. We aim to have a rest day in a large town or city so there are tourist sights to view rather than simply laze around the camp (both of us get bored doing this for too long). On some rest days, we may cycle from 30-70km. One rest day in France, we did a 70km loop which involved a 1000m climb and I also climbed the Col de la Croix der Fer a couple of days later. Good saddles mean we may not need a rest from riding the bike, just an easier ride without the weight of luggage. At times, we may simply walk around the town and not use our bikes at all.

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The ONLY think I can't do sit

The ONLY think I can't do sit working on the journal with my legs bent as if I am at a desk Part 1 I took 2 days after getting out of the California desert. I sat with legs up in Starbucks for hours and it was great.
last year on 2 2 hard day I stayed in Newton an extra day. I sat for hours working on the journal and that triggered a tightening of my achilles which lead to me stopping 8 days later.
So for me, a rest day is legs stretched out or biking and checking a place out.

I think when I go back to start again next year I'll try and take "rolling rest days' These are days when instead of 70-90 miles I'll cruise through only 20-40 no more . That will seem like a rest day and have me stopped by noon probably .

There are no rules but stretch and don't tighten up. laying by a pool or in cool room is all good!

Rob