With Haute Route Pyrenees only a day away I find myself going through my packing list of essential items. I’m now onto my toiletry kit and have a box of Ibuprofen and Doliprane (Paracetamol) ready to get chucked in. Why? Well, other than hangovers, I never ever take these things, but lately I’ve learned that there is no small number of cyclists out there who regularly take ‘Vitamin I’ to relieve pain on the bike.
I haven’t looked too deeply into this, but I do have some legitimate pain (hamstring, hip flexors and sometimes that shin splint muscle) to relieve during Haute Route and I’m considering taking something for it.
So, those boxes are going in the kit no matter what, but I’d be interested to know if any of you have experience with this sort of thing.