Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2011 Scott Addict R3 and Redline Conquest with Campy Veloce
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Well, I'm wanting to start cycling on a more competitive level..
I mainly cycle as a something to keep me in shape. Nothing really all that demanding now, since I'm 32. But I ride about 2-5 miles a day 3-4 times a week.
I joined this forum recently to acquire info about nutrition, since I have a specialized diet and a terrible medical history, which goes as..
Cancer twice before i was 1
The removal of 1 1/2 kidneys because of said cancer
One full blown stroke at 24
One TIA, or mini stroke, when i was 24 again
I'm also currently on the kidney transplant list.
Now because of my heart and 1/2 kidney, I'm having alot of stamina probs with trying to keep energy running to my legs and trying not to overheat (which is why i mainly cycle at night). This will change once I get a new kidney, but not sure to what degree.. I'm also trying to find a way to deal with alot of lactic acid because that's another reason why I don't ride that long...
With all of this I have a very select diet. I also have celiac disease, so all of my food must be gluten free. But on top of that, i have to was all my protein, phosphorus, and potassium intake because of my kidney..
All I need to hear is some words of advice that could help me bike more efficiently through conditioning and nutrition.
Last edited by eddiepliers; 08-03-09 at 02:14 AM.