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Old 03-20-10, 02:47 PM   #1
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problems with snot and mucus

It doesn't necessarily have to be in a race situation, but when im pushing hard i get really thick mucus and snot blocking my airways.

i only drink water while riding, and i dont eat/drink any diary in the rest of my life. i live in the uk (winter).


is there any methods i can employ to reduce/elevate this annoying problem?
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Old 03-20-10, 02:57 PM   #2
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^yep. the trick is to learn to do that in a pack and NOT have someone want to kill you after the race.
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Old 03-20-10, 03:24 PM   #4
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^ this. once you get over the whole "its so gross" factor, you won't think twice
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^yep. the trick is to learn to do that in a pack and NOT have someone want to kill you after the race.
Did that today ... quick look over the shoulder first. Basic cycling skill.
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Yup. the snot rocket is the way to go.
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Old 03-20-10, 05:52 PM   #7
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if necessary, snot rocket into hand, flick hand towards ground to remove most of snot. Wipe remaining shot on shorts. gross.

learning to hock a solid loogie can help too. I taught my GF. She is proud of herself, and so am I.
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Old 03-20-10, 06:26 PM   #8
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under the arm, betwixt arm and chest. nobody even knows you did it and it usually goes mostly straight down.
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snot rockets revolutionized my riding. seriously.
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if necessary, snot rocket into hand, flick hand towards ground to remove most of snot. Wipe remaining shot on shorts. gross.

learning to hock a solid loogie can help too. I taught my GF. She is proud of herself, and so am I.
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before i started doing it, i would get sore throats from post-nasal drip. needless to say, im a believer now.
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oh come on now, i know how to blow my nose! im not an idiot.

i expect my respiratory system to go a bit haywire when riding, but i need to reduce the amount oh gunk in my system. sometimes i find it pretty hard to breath. ive already used inhalers and adjusted my diet by removing dairy and alot of wheat.
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Old 03-20-10, 10:48 PM   #13
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sounds like you're asking the wrong audience, if its that much of a trouble you should probably see your doctor.
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Maybe you have EIA, maybe your allergies act up when exercising. Who knows...
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Most sports are not meant to be clean and tidy.
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i've got a friend who blows into his crotch. it's disgusting to look at his shorts at the end of a ride, but i prefer it to the idiots who spit/snotrocket without checking if someone is behind.
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Old 03-21-10, 04:06 AM   #17
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-Tuck head in between arm and torso
-Aim for the ground

Practice this method before racing so as to improve speed, accuracy and maintain bike handling.
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Old 03-21-10, 06:48 AM   #18
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i've got a friend who blows into his crotch. it's disgusting to look at his shorts at the end of a ride, but i prefer it to the idiots who spit/snotrocket without checking if someone is behind.
yup... gross but safe. and keeps snot off others.
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I have found that focusing on making the sound of my breath deeper causes less "stuff" to appear in the mouth/nose.
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Old 03-21-10, 07:17 AM   #20
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Lunch or quick snack?
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oh come on now, i know how to blow my nose!
It didn't sound like it, at least on a bike.

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im not an idiot.
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i expect my respiratory system to go a bit haywire when riding, but i need to reduce the amount oh gunk in my system. sometimes i find it pretty hard to breath. ive already used inhalers and adjusted my diet by removing dairy and alot of wheat.
Most people seem to have increased "production" when riding. Cold weather and any kind of allergies seems to make it worse. In "normal life" I am rarely congested or have a runny nose but on a bike I still have to snot rocket fairly frequently. You just have to accept it and blow like most of us, or carry kleenex like my wife.
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under the arm, betwixt arm and chest. nobody even knows you did it and it usually goes mostly straight down.
Yeah, this is the way to go. I shot mine outside of my arm for years. It was tricky to avoid getting it on me. Then I saw someone doing it this way in the Tour de France (Landis?) It's better.
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If it's truly in excess of the norm, you might consider diet - ie. eliminate dairy for a few days and check for any change/improvement...
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question - would whey protein powder count as dairy?
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question - would whey protein powder count as dairy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whey

its also important avoid casein as it causes cancer to grow in the body

http://www.google.com/search?q=casei...ient=firefox-a
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