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Old 12-30-10, 01:58 PM   #1
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Anybody else get High off Bicycling?

A couple hours of pumping the peddles usually gets me feeling pretty high.
Not while I'm riding, but only after I've stopped.
Light headed, hard to focus & communicate, even a little stumbly depending on how hard I've been riding.
Now, I don't altogether object to the sensation, but it can really be a nuisance sometimes.
If I'm riding a few hours to get somewhere, I don't always want to be feeling like I'm High when I get there. I think it's even cost me a job when I rode 100 miles & showed up for an interview in that state.

Of course, there is an up side to it...

So, anybody else get high off of riding their bike?
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Old 12-30-10, 02:10 PM   #2
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A couple hours of pumping the peddles usually gets me feeling pretty high.
Not while I'm riding, but only after I've stopped.
Light headed, hard to focus & communicate, even a little stumbly depending on how hard I've been riding.
Sounds to me like you aren't eating and/or drinking enough before and during the rides.

Getting high while riding is from endorphins. Quite natural for a cyclist.
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my face doesn't quite work right after a ride in the cold. I arrived by bike to an xmas eve party and was mt at the door by a ton of family who all wanted to ask a million questions... I was a little too tired to maybe speak as quickly as normal, but I wouldn't call that impaired...
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A couple hours of pumping the peddles usually gets me feeling pretty high.
Not while I'm riding, but only after I've stopped.
Light headed, hard to focus & communicate, even a little stumbly depending on how hard I've been riding.
They are pedals ... and it sounds like you need to eat and drink more. If it is hot where you are, you might also want to ensure you are consuming enough electrolytes. On a 2-hour ride, how much are you eating and drinking?
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Old 12-30-10, 02:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, well I didn't mention I just got in from a two hour ride when I posted this, so really it proves my point

Anyway, I normally don't eat or even drink anything on a ride that short.

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Two hours is worthy of at least a drink while you ride.
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See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin


I use my bike to go down to the tavern to have some pints,

and back, after, does that count?





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Old 12-30-10, 04:37 PM   #8
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That sounds like how I get when I haven't eaten enough. Euphoric is one thing, but hard to focus and communicate is entirely different IMO.
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Not high but I feel really alert and wide awake. When I used to commute to work, no coffee was needed. I'd stop for a pastry in the mornings 'cause bicycling made me eat like a horse! I would eat thay with just water. I'd get to work, wash up and start working.
It is addictive, I'd take the long way home just to get more miles in...I really need to plot a commute route to my new office.
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This thread is dumb.
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If it was me, I think I would make an appointment with a Dr. to have this checked out. You could have something else wrong with you and this could be a sign.
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I get high after eating three packs of double caffeine gu.
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Anyway, I normally don't eat or even drink anything on a ride that short.
I've been there. Having to eat or drink frequently has nothing to do with your strength or endurance, you seem to be driving a camaro wide open throttle but expecting the gas mileage of your honda.
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Don't tell my mom I get high off my bike. She'll take away my 8 track player and BeeGees cassette.
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Yeah, well I didn't mention I just got in from a two hour ride when I posted this, so really it proves my point

Anyway, I normally don't eat or even drink anything on a ride that short.
Oh well ... that explains it then. You're not high, you're badly dehydrated.

You should at least be drinking one 750 ml bottle of water and/or sports drink every 1 to 1.5 hours. So on a 2-hour ride, you should empty a 750 ml bottle, and start on another.

Try that and see if you feel any better.
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Great. Thanks for the advice!
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Either not enough electrolytes or too much glue.
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This thread is dumb.
Agree, but only in the context that it's a revelation that the endorphin effect is a darn good thing. The OP needs to embrace the reality that righteous good physical effort pays back in ways that nobody has found a way to over-charge for. It's one of our best kept secrets!
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Not enough food - too much exercise - or both is my guess.
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