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Old 07-10-07, 07:42 AM   #1
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foot cramps

The other day, for the first time ever, my foot cramped up in the middle of the ball of the foot. It was most dibilitating. I was well hydrated.
Anybody else out there afflicted the same, and if so, did you have a successful remedy.
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My toes cramp when I haven't been drinking enough ... whether I've been riding my bicycle or not!

By "well hydrated" what do you mean?
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This happens to me occasionally, too. I usually attribute it to not stretching enough after exercise, and not having enough H2O. Sometimes I am "well-hydrated," but my wife insists I am just drunk.
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By well hydrated I mean I have enough H2O. I too have been known to be in the above-mentioned "well-hydrated" state when I am replenishing the ethenol storage facility. I try to be green, but E85 is a bit strong. E40 is smoother
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When my feet cramp up, and I'm not otherwise cramping or bonking, I usually find that I had gotten into supporting my weight on my feet.
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By well hydrated I mean I have enough H2O. I too have been known to be in the above-mentioned "well-hydrated" state when I am replenishing the ethenol storage facility. I try to be green, but E85 is a bit strong. E40 is smoother
Of course H2O ... but HOW MUCH???
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I drank about 3 qts before I started, and finished off the water bottle during the ride. It wasn't too hot, either. I'm gravitating to the bonking hypothesis as I was pretty pooped at the time.
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