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Old 01-02-07, 01:25 PM   #1
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Strange observation from new bent rider...

I've only ridden 250 miles on my bent thus far, but happened to think about something that's totally different than all the other obvious things....I don't have the drippy nose in the cold wind issues anymore, given the new riding position!!!
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Old 01-02-07, 02:09 PM   #2
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That is cause your nose is not hanging over your knees. ?maybe? peace
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Old 01-02-07, 02:31 PM   #3
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I'm not sure why that would be, but I wouldn't complain if I were you!
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I'm the same way. No nasal drip. I used to gush constantly during allergy seasons but not on a bent. However, when I ride my upright tandem, the nose runs again.
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gotta be a scientific explanation for this
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It's called gravity.
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It's called gravity.
That would be my guess, too.
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*shrug* I never get it on either bike, except for in the extreme cold. Count me lucky I guess!
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One thing I've noticed on the bents is that my bladder makes itself known sooner, especially in cold weather.
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When I'm under way on my upright with my face tilted down, snot runs out my nose and over my upper lip. When I get to an intersection where I unclip and stand upright, my head angle changes so the snot sloshes backward and runs down my throat instead. Same amount of snot, just running a different way.
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When I'm under way on my upright with my face tilted down, snot runs out my nose and over my upper lip. When I get to an intersection where I unclip and stand upright, my head angle changes so the snot sloshes backward and runs down my throat instead. Same amount of snot, just running a different way.
I knew I'd get some good responses on this!
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When I'm under way on my upright with my face tilted down, snot runs out my nose and over my upper lip. When I get to an intersection where I unclip and stand upright, my head angle changes so the snot sloshes backward and runs down my throat instead. Same amount of snot, just running a different way.
And here I thought it was cause we weren't snot nosed kids anymore!
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I have to cough the snot up constantly or it leads to bronchitis and other lung problems as I found out last year.
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One thing I've noticed on the bents is that my bladder makes itself known sooner, especially in cold weather.
Interesting. One night I had a few beers, and started home. I absolutely had to get off the bike on a rural road, and GO. I've never had that happen before - probably the beer, because it hasn't been a problem since...
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