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Old 02-05-09, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by wcoastbikr View Post
Those meds help with pain ha? Does that include mashing up 30% grades? lol

Btw...I'm curious, how old are you pixie?
I'll be 28 in 2 weeks. The arthritis is not osteo its a relative of rheumatoid hence the number of joints affected and the age thing.

There is normal pain associated with riding, the pain I got last fall was not normal. My hips/back were actually locking and grinding. Its very unpleasant. I'd compensate by trying to pull with my muscles rather than create a smooth motion of a circle, which gave me lactic acid build up. So basically I had a situation where I'd get off the bike and moving made the hips hurt more, not moving made the legs hurt more. That was not fun. I'll gladly accept normal rider pain that fine and dandy its perfectly normal. However getting off a bike at mile 45 and colapsing in tears is not normal, I felt like a train had hit me.

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