Anyone got any suggestions on how to fix the following problems I am experiencing?
#1: Soreness on the sides of my knees (usually on the inside). This is not on my kneecap, but rather about 1-2 cm on the side of it. When I poke it with my finger it feels bruised but does not show any visual symptoms like bruising. It hurt really bad on day #3 but seems to be getting better now that I'm more than a week into the tour.
#2: Pain on the palms of my hand. I have my handlebar covered in pipe insulation so it's soft, and I have a trekker style bar and I constantly switch positions. Sometimes the pain is so bad at the end of the day that I have to stop riding because my hands hurt, even though my legs could pedal for another hour or two.
#3: Pain in my left shoulder, between the upper part of my shoulder and my shoulder blade. It almost feels like someone is pinching me or poking me with a pin. Stretching seems to help, but not always.
Let me know if you have any suggestions. I will be able to check replies today (Saturday) but will be leaving to resume the tour tomorrow (Sunday) morning.