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Old 04-11-13, 10:50 AM   #1
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sore knees etc and weather

Yesterday I cut my ride short because of pain in both knees.The temp was 76* a cold front coming in, temp dropped 15* and we had thunder storms in the evening.I have slight knee pain at times but it never made me stop riding.yesterday they were screaming.No change in bike or riding style.Do you think the weather has an effect?As some of the oldtimers say they can feel it in their bones when it is going to rain
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Wear Cycling Knickers to cover your Knees.
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Cold temps can affect the joints. Changing barometric pressure can also affect the joints.

That's how older folks know the weather is going to change.......they feel it in their bones!
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Cold temps can affect the joints. Changing barometric pressure can also affect the joints.

That's how older folks know the weather is going to change.......they feel it in their bones!
It's not the joints per se. It's the scars and other tissues that has become rigid over time.

If you imagine the human body as a sack filled with jelly, both the surface of the sack and the jelly can adjust to weather changes. It's the inflexible bits inside that can't -- and that aren't the joints per se.
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Wear Cycling Knickers to cover your Knees.
now that you mention it I recently just switched over to shorts, Hmmm
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I know my knees suffer if I ride without something covering them in anything lower than 65 degrees. It used to be that I didn't notice any difference until the temp hit 50 degrees, but not so as of late.
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I asked a staff rheumatologist what he thought about the "I feel it in my bones" business.

He agrees that it's related to the sudden drop of barometric pressure.

The Europeans in particular think it's not a good idea to leave your knees uncovered if it drops below 60. I always wear knee warmers when the temperature drops below that.
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now that you mention it I recently just switched over to shorts, Hmmm
I just got back from riding.I wore long cycling pants,rode for 90 minutes same bike as yesterday but twice as long on the bike.NO PAIN.Temp 58*.I guess I'll be lookin at them there knickers.
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If it's below 68, I wear leg warmers.
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