Back in the Saddle
It's a long story, a medicine for blood pressure that caused a person to be short winded. And a doctor that said I was just getting old.:mad: I went from cruising at 24-25MPH,(Opps 14-15) heart rate at 150, and feeling fine; to I can't get my heart rate over 110 because I can't breath!
Been off that medicine since March, in May I went out of country for 3 months, and did a lot of walking.
Today was the first ride in 4 years that I felt one with the bike, and could work at riding hard. A long road ahead to get back where I was, but a journey I have started. And will complete!:thumb:
Good Luck Sammy and I'm glad you can get back on the bike. Scary thing what some medicines can do to you.
Welcome back Sammy. Sounds like a horrible journey for the past few years. Glad you are turning a corner and getting back to where you were. Stay determined. I had a similar journey, but was only off the bike for about a year. Do you have some goals in mind? How long do you think it will take to get back where you want?
If he's easily cruising at 24-25 he clearly wants to get back on the pro tour. :D
"I went from cruising at 24-25MPH, heart rate at 150, and feeling fine"
Are you sure your current symptoms don't include memory loss?
So, when you were pushing it, you were spinning along at 31-32mph?
Probably the same one that caused me the same problem. The worst part was that I caught a cold after I started taking it, and couldn't get rid of the cold. It took an antibiotic and I wound up with permanent lung damage. It isn't serious or sever, but I don't appreciate it anyway.
Originally Posted by SammyJ
I went back and did an edit. Should have read 14-15mph. Goals, yes. Ride my age next year, and drop below 200 pounds.