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    No Saturday Ride

    Weirdest thing happened to me the past couple of days. My left elbow became very swollen, red, and generated so much heat I could have ironed clothes with it. Just the left elbow. It was so tender that just putting on a shirt and having the cloth run over it would be painful.

    It was on the outside part, around the joint. I mean this baby got huge. I tried to ride yesterday but hitting the slightest bump would hurt so much that after about 10 miles I gave up and came back home.

    The swelling is down considerably this morning, but it's still hot to the touch and tender. I think it's getting better.

    Very weird.

    So, this weekend I lived vicariously through everyone else. Thanks for the posts on your rides.

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    That happened to me once, or I though I bumped it, and the next day it was gone, go figure, never happened again.
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    Insect bite perhaps???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    My left elbow became very swollen, red, and generated so much heat I could have ironed clothes with it.
    I have a pile of ironing you could do...
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    My elbow story is far too long to relate here but suffice to say it goes back to my drinking days and a bar stool and a tile floor. Bone chip in the joint. This was the most painful thing ever. Finally it was dissolved with an ultrasonic device and good since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    Insect bite perhaps???
    That was my thought, too. I've had a spider bite and the reaction was very similar.
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    It's much better today. Very well could have been an insect bite. I had a bump there. Still real hot, but at least it doesn't look like I have a tennis ball on my elbow joint, and only a little red.

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    Insect bites can be pretty bad. Remember Jonathan Vaughters' bee sting in the 2001 Tour de France?


    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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