I am a 51 year old guy and have been cycling about 2K a year for the past 4 years.
A few weeks ago I had an attack of gout in my big toe. It was my first attack and hopefully last!
I wonder if anyone else here has gout and can share any experience they have had with regards to prevention of further attacks and cycling. I would think exercising and sweating would help eliminate the build up of uric acid which is repsonsible for the painful symptoms, so cycling should be a good thing. But my MD has cautioned me however about letting my feet get cold, and that could seriously hamper my cycling activities, since I have yet to find a way to keep my feet warm from November through March in the Pacific Northwest!