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Old 08-19-02, 06:56 AM   #1
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Effects of waterlogging

With apologies to ChrisL.(for mentioning rain)

I went out yesterday in the Scottish summer to cycle around both of the bridges on the Forth, a round trip of about 40miles. My outward leg was into the slight wind and it was raining lightly, but at about 16 miles (an hour or so) the rain thumped down. i took shelter for 20 mins but realising the rain was on for the duration, continued my ride.

At times the rain was so heavy that I couldn't see the road surface under the flowing water and I had to cycle very carefully as my cycling glasses were almost always obscured.

It was also cold and I was having difficulty keeping my legs warm (didn't want to put longs on because they would have got waterlogged) and by the time I got home (2hrs 20 for the 40 miles) my hips and left knee were twinging a bit.

Today I couldn't commute because my left knee is still a bit sore.

I cycle distances of twice what I did with little problem. Could the pain be as a result of the rain preventing me getting up to temperature for my muscles and joints, and me then pushing too hard, given that?

Any views?

BTW, Scotland is a beautiful place to visit, but it has been a bit wet of late. Don't let that put you off.
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Old 08-27-02, 11:20 AM   #2
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Gee, chewa, I didn't have a clue about this. I guess no one else does, either!

It's better not to say anything if you don't know what your talking about, anyway!

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Frankly, I'm guessing.

It would seem that the duration of your seesion was longer than normal and more challenging. I would suppose therefore that you put some "strange" stresses on your body to which it may now be reacting.

Several nights ago, I left the AC on in my house all night and had a shoulder exposed to the cool breeze. All that day I felt some stiffness in it. No exercise involved, just an odd temporary set of conditions. After time all returned to normal.

I certainly hope you are not actually injured and that all returns to normal for you quickly.

And, I wish I had the fortitude to undertake such a ride myself.

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Old 09-23-02, 03:35 PM   #4
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my wife and i suffer from the same problem. i wasn't kind to my body when i was younger and suffered from quite a few knee and shoulder injuries. my wife has bad knees too.

if either one of us goes to bed with anything less than pj pants and a shirt in the summer or sweats in the winter, we wake up feeling the same thing you are talking about. what we have figured out is that it is best to continue using the joint, but to be easy on it until it works its way out. but the rule of thumb is you MUST keep those joints warm. i don't even wear shorts anymore, i don't care what the weather is. and when i ride, if i know i'm going a good distance and there is a remote chance of cool air, i'll wear pants with sweat shirt sleeves cut out and pulled over my knees. i know it sounds extreme, but if i don't i'm hurtin! here's the part that will freak you out, we are both 24 years old!!!

as far as rain... get some rain gear. they have this new stuff (i've never tried it) that is yellow, comes in a jacket and pants, and is very light weight. it almost feels like paper. if you want more info on it, let me know.

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Old 09-23-02, 04:03 PM   #5
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Could the pain be as a result of the rain preventing me getting up to temperature for my muscles and joints, and me then pushing too hard, given that?

Any views?
I'm just guessing Chewa but if the conditions were that bad I wouln't mind betting that you tensed up for the whole ride anticipating maybe a tumble? tensing would stress the joints I guess.
You'll have to come down to sunny Somerset and check out some of our scenery. Its always good weather here
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