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Old 06-14-11, 03:53 PM   #1
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Spicy foods and riding,not a good mix!

At least not in my book. I had a bout with spicy food,and it hurts when visiting the john. It feels like I've been lit on fire today. At least I hope it's the food and not another PITA. Does hot spicy food affect you all this way? It feels like I'm sitting on needles or barbed wire. I hope this isn't something else. Anybody else have the same feeling without it being spicy food?
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regardless if I'm riding or not i get that. I love spcy food but usually pay for it later.

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Old 06-14-11, 05:26 PM   #3
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Whenever I go to Buffalo Wild Wings, I always end up with the "Blazin' Hangover..."

your body doesn't digest capsaicins (what makes spice spicy) so it burns both ways....
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Oh yeah. I get that burning feeling with spicy food every time. I used to be able to go thru a box of hot wings with my ex-wife in my early 20s. Only 10 years later and spicy food bites back harder than I bite it...
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I'm Mexican so spicy food is a staple for me. I've eaten it my whole life so I guess I'm used to it. I really don't have many issues with it.
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Sometimes I stop at an Indian restaurant on my way home from a long ride. They ask if I want my dinner "American hot, or Indian hot." Seems an odd question, one that the PC police will jump on sooner or later. Anyway, the correct answer is "Indian hot." At first my tongue would spontaneously burst into flames, and I'd try to drink some water to put it out, but my eyes would tear up like Niagara Falls and I couldn't find the water. But you can mix a little bit of rice in with it to control the heat until you get used to it.
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Sometimes I stop at an Indian restaurant on my way home from a long ride. They ask if I want my dinner "American hot, or Indian hot." Seems an odd question, one that the PC police will jump on sooner or later. Anyway, the correct answer is "Indian hot." At first my tongue would spontaneously burst into flames, and I'd try to drink some water to put it out, but my eyes would tear up like Niagara Falls and I couldn't find the water. But you can mix a little bit of rice in with it to control the heat until you get used to it.
LOL we call the mildly spiced food "white people hot". It took some time to get used to spicy food (the real spicy food, not "white people hot") when we first started eating at Indian restaurants. It helped if there was raita or some other kind of mild yogurt sauce to soften the chili heat.

I don't have much trouble digesting spicy, hot food as long as I have some yogurt to help reduce the edge. Pistachio kulfi (similar to ice cream) is a definite plus.
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Reminds me of the time I went to a Thai restaurant in San Diego... I love spicy food and they asked me how spicy I wanted it and i said "hot". So the waiter tries to talk me into mild and I said, no, hot please. Then he said "how hot do you like Mexican food" and I said "hot" so he said, well, that's like Thai medium. I insisted on hot and he must have gone into the kitchen and told them to really fire it up because that was the hottest food I've ever eaten, including about 40 or visits to Thailand.

Water is no good for spicy food, it just spreads it around. Milk works.

No matter what you do its going to mess up your digestive tract though, just depends on your tolerance. My relatives in Minnesota think ketchup is spicy.
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That's me. I love the spice but the spice doesn't love me back. I always make it a point to eat some ice cream as the last part of the meal so I have something to root for as I am tooting on the bog... That and I make sure to have a towel handy to bite down on and cry into.

This is especially true with me and Indian food. I don't do Indian (or Chinese for that matter) food for white people even though the only way I could be more white is if I were clear. But I end up paying for it afterward. Best thing to do is not to bike when you do it since you are going to inflame the area that will be off loading your (now) somewhat processed spicy food.

Oh and to understand what I mean by hot I mean spontaneously combust blowing snot balls like its a second job weeping like a little girl and sucking on bread/milk to put the fire out hot.
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No matter what you do its going to mess up your digestive tract though, just depends on your tolerance. My relatives in Minnesota think ketchup is spicy.
I'm getting whimpy in my old age! I used to make what I called Chyernobel Chili. It was very hot,two kinds of hot peppers plus habeneros.I built up a tolerence for hot foods but now my body is rejecting it. I like your Minnesota storty. Years ago we had a chili cook off at church. I lost to what I called "bean soup". The judges were from Wisconsion.
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