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  1. Wayne of LaVerne

    Morton's Neuroma

    Have surgery. Googled success rate is 80%. If a good surgeon specialized in it, is much higher. Why live in pain? I have no regrets. The neuroma they removed from my foot was the size of a pea. Cortisone is a short term solution.
  2. Wayne of LaVerne

    Morton's Neuroma

    This is a no brainer. Have surgery, otherwise you will walk irregular and then damage knees & hips. The Dr said if I had surgery I would possibly loose feeling in my toe. I'll trade that any day for the severe foot pain. What was removed from between my toes at the ball of the foot was the size...
  3. Wayne of LaVerne

    BYOB (bring your own bike) trip planning for July 2019

    Save a few days & fly into Biarritz via CDG, and then a shuttle to SJP. This will add a few more days for riding & enjoying the adventure. My one regret is I was to focused on time & finishing. This is typical for any first trip. My next trip I will take much more time to smell the roses...
  4. Wayne of LaVerne

    Amazon Deal of the Day = Inflatable Shell

    Yes they are everywhere
  5. Wayne of LaVerne

    What Item Triggers Flashback Memories of the Camino

    Mine is Dr Bronners Peppermint All One Hemp Soap. I had never used it before the Camino. Forum had recommended it for bathing & washing clothes. Now whenever I shower, the smell of it brings me back to a tight cramped shower feeling wonderfully refreshed.
  6. Wayne of LaVerne

    What Is The Most Useful & Usless Item You Packed

    Most Useful: Zip Ties. Rack slipped & pivoted 90 degrees. Zips worked great. Note the blue zip routed around the cable guide, hence keeping the clamp from slipping back. Most Useless: UE Boom Portable Speaker. Never used it. Visions of a party on the road?
  7. Wayne of LaVerne

    Mature couple cycling the Camino

    I agree with Francisco.Only plan 1 or 2 days out max. Take your time. If it’s only a 20 mile day, so what. Be spontaneous. Change plans on the fly if something intrigues you. Don’t let others guilt trip you into walking or riding a set number of miles. Do “your” Camino. Great that your wife...
  8. Wayne of LaVerne

    "I'll Push You", Patrick & Justin today!

    By fate, I bumped into these 2 today while waiting for a flight at 6AM from Boise to LAX. my flight at 6AM. Start of a really good day.
  9. Wayne of LaVerne

    Meeting Justin & Patrick, "I'll Push You" this morning

    I rode the Camino in May, solo, Napolean route. While being physically destroyed on day 1, I would fall back on a video I watched, "I'll Push You", a Calvin College lecture. Today at 6AM, by chance, I met them. We were on the same flight from Boise to LAX. Their premier showing, a Fandango...
  10. Wayne of LaVerne

    Biking SJP to Santiago Observations

    I was on a combinations of many routes. The walkers, riders, Dutch riders, spanish riders & my just getting lost routes.
  11. Wayne of LaVerne

    Biking SJP to Santiago Observations

    Riding the napolean route is tough. Being the 1st day didn't help. Had good weather then. No crowd except after Sarria. Then the vibe changes a bit. I biked the few miles (by mistake). I just kept it it low gear & followed behind the masses until trail crossed my road route. When the walkers...
  12. Wayne of LaVerne

    Biking SJP to Santiago Observations

    i just finished the route on my 15 yr old cannondale jekyl, panniers & panaracer knobby tires. Observations: Initial plan was riding the walkers route starting with the napoleon. Bad idea. Mostly hike & bike. Never saw 1 other rider. Hiker said they saw 1, but with no luggage. Books said 15%...
  13. Wayne of LaVerne

    Getting from Biarritz to SJPP

    Contact James at Biarritz airport transfer. After booking he found someone to share the fare. Van holds 7.
  14. Wayne of LaVerne

    Hotels in Santiago accepting bikes

    Going in 5 days for 3 weeks. Hope to do ride in 2 weeks. Good luck
  15. Wayne of LaVerne

    Hotels in Santiago accepting bikes

    Can anyone recommend hotels in Santiago that can safely store my bike before I bring it to Bicicletas Velocípedo to be boxed & shipped home?
  16. Wayne of LaVerne

    Bike transport Biarritz to SJP? Lodging?

    I am flying into Biarritz with my boxed bike in the evening. I plan on spending the night in Biarritz & going to SJP the next morning & then assembling it there. 2 questions: Hotel recommendation very close to airport in BIQ & shuttle tips to get to SJP with boxed bike? Thanks
  17. Wayne of LaVerne

    Coruna to LAX, Delta /AF with bike?

    Is the commuter connection plane from Coruna too small to handle a bike? If so I guess the nearest large airport is Madrid?
  18. Wayne of LaVerne

    Bike Transport from L.A. to Biarritz & Santiago De Compostela/ Coruna to L.A.

    I am flying Delta in May. Any tips or tricks? Maybe ship it ahead as freight? Any Santiago bike shops that can box bike for trip back, or where I can buy a box to repack it? The main delta flight should be able to handle the oversize box, but can the short leg using a partner airline (air...
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