Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Dancing on the Pedals Corsaire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    2,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nuisance while riding in the cold!

    I don't know about you guys, but man! do I have a runny, dripping nose while riding in the cold,
    is this normal ? It really cuts into your breathing rythm while trying to maintain a sustaine effort.
    What can I do to prevent or control it other than having to blow my nose every couple minutes?!
    I mean I'm dress fine for the weather otherwise, feeling cold is not the problem, just the damn runny, drippy nose!

    Any solutions to this ? What have you tried?

    Corsaire

  2. #2
    Long Live Long Rides
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    KCMO
    My Bikes
    1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp, converted for touring/commuting. 1984 Raleigh Team USA road bike.
    Posts
    717
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've always been told the runny nose is a good way to keep bacteria out. Probably just bs. I always opt for the 'farmer's blow" when I ride. I also try to make sure a car isn't passing when I do it!
    Jharte
    Touring...therapy for the soul.

  3. #3
    Belt drive! vtjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont
    My Bikes
    2011 Trek Soho DLX
    Posts
    2,614
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been getting that almost daily. The harder I breathe the worse it gets.

    That's what gloves are for.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Pedal Wench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ah! I started a similar thread in the General forum, and continued in the women's regarding the 'farmer' approach.

    What I've found, after much research: Astelin, which is prescribed for exercise-induced vasomotor rhinitis. Works okay, but not great. Tried Claritin-D, 12-hour. Worked, but still ran through a pile of tissues on my ride, it made me thirsty, and it might have made me a little ditzy. Finally got a prescription for Atrovent nasal spray. I carry Atrovent puffer for cold-weather/exercise-induced asthma, but very, very rarely use it. The nasal spray versions seemed to work amazingly well. Sunday was my coldest ride yet (okay, it was only in the 40's) and it normally would have been a complete, non-stop run, but I just had a few sniffles. Of course, talk to your doctor first, but the Atrovent nasal spray (NOT the asthma-inhaler puffer) really worked well for me.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    ann arbor, mi
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jharte
    I've always been told the runny nose is a good way to keep bacteria out. Probably just bs. I always opt for the 'farmer's blow" when I ride. I also try to make sure a car isn't passing when I do it!
    that's funny, i actually try to do it when a car is going to pass...

  6. #6
    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    My Bikes
    Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
    Posts
    4,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Snort a few lines of Alum...(spice not metal.)










    And I'm joking.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •