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    frijolero cincinnatikid01's Avatar
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    smoking before a ride

    i heard from someone that smoking a cigarette an hour before a workout or whatever would open up your capillaries and benefit your oxygen/blood levels. Is there some merit to this or is this just incredibly backwards? I would think that it would make breathing harder

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    I'm sure the long term negative effects outweigh the short term positives.

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    Definately not a reason to start smoking.

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    agreed. it seems to be a double edged sword

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    "As a vasoconstrictor, nicotine tightens blood vessels and restricts blood flow"

    http://www.princeton.edu/uhs/ih_Q_A_drugs_smoking.html

    nicotine does not open up capillaries

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4zn_balla View Post
    +1

    I see it every day working in a stress lab for a cardiologist.

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    thanks
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    smoking before sports always deteriorates performance from my personal experience. cigarettes after sports hits the spot though.

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    Go on, smoke all you like. If you're stupid enough to believe 'positive' spin you're going to wind up under a truck sooner or later anyway.
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    Save the smoking for the post ride beer drinking.
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    I heard that smoking reduces stress and that stress causes cancer.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Keeping your smoke lit while in the drops is a *****.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    That's like 1920's logic right there. Hell they used to do it in the Tour de France, so it must work!


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    Happy people live longer, so, smoke if it makes you happy.

    Smoking (a little) and exercising is better than not doing sport/exercise at all.

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    smoking weed before a ride makes it more fun, sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    That's like 1920's logic right there. Hell they used to do it in the Tour de France, so it must work!


    I really want that poster.
    +1

    You took the words right out of me... I was literally about to make this exact post with the picture and everything haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartinez View Post
    I've learned to always take off my wedding ring when polishing my crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
    I dunno, smoking does make you look pretty cool.

    For a while, but then it makes you look really gross and old and smelly.

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    this girl i know has been smoking for the past 5 years but shes been jogging for the last 7 and she sings, and after inquiring about lung damage to here doctor they did some sort of scan and concluded that there was literally no damage done to her lungs because she uses them so actively.

    doesnt justify smoking but if your healthy enough i guess its not that bad
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    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    True story from this past summer:

    I'm riding on the local MUP and (strange for me) I suddenly start gaining on a fully geared "roadie"; he had slowed to take something out of his jersey pocket. Just before I pull even with him his hands go up to his face and I see a puff of smoke. Yep, he'd lit a cigarrette and was smoking while riding. First time I've ever seen that happen.

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    I used to smoke while riding during alleycats back when I actually used to do both. I knew a guy who could roll cigarettes while he was riding. That was impressive.

    But yeah, smoking is gross and I'm amazed that I did it for 9 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    True story from this past summer:

    I'm riding on the local MUP and (strange for me) I suddenly start gaining on a fully geared "roadie"; he had slowed to take something out of his jersey pocket. Just before I pull even with him his hands go up to his face and I see a puff of smoke. Yep, he'd lit a cigarrette and was smoking while riding. First time I've ever seen that happen.
    Somehow I find this badass in a sort of "**** you to the rest of the uptight roadie world" sort of way.

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    i smoke crack before i ride and i can ride for days at a time. although it can be quite frightening at times...

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