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New2Cycling 11-14-05 01:32 PM

Does this happen to you?
 
It's been awhile since I've been on my bike. I'm on the east coast, so the weather is getting a bit colder. While I was on my bike, I felt a burning in my chest. More on the first day than the second. Also after my rides, I was coughing. But this cough wasn't in my throat, it was in my chest. Again the first day it was worse than the second. I'm pretty sure I'm not catching a cold. I never had any of the above mentioned issues in the summer. Just wondering. Thanks for any and all input. n2c

Mr_Super_Socks 11-14-05 01:35 PM

if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.

MMACH 5 11-14-05 01:45 PM

I'd have that checked by a pulmanologist. It could be asthma or a less common condition called tracheomalasia, (non-rigid trachea). My son has both and they can be aggravated with exercise. Medications help with both of these.

max-a-mill 11-14-05 01:51 PM

i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though ;)

SpiderMike 11-14-05 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.

Oh the fun of an URI! I second the balaclava or something. Sucking exhaust is one thing, but getting sidelined by a URI sucks. Of course, I look forward to the sting/burn in the lungs. There are only two days of the year that it actually gets cold enough, here in Houston.

Mr_Super_Socks 11-14-05 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by max-a-mill
i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though ;)

yeah, that's what it feels like. i mean, not that I'd know or anything :eek:

banerjek 11-14-05 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.

Keeping the incoming air warm is a good idea. I find that drinking plenty of liquids (especially hot tea) also helps.

Depending on how bad you have it, you may just want to ignore the problem. When it's cold, I frequently cough up white glop. The problem does not get worse from one year to the next, and it goes away when it's warm. I suspect this affects lots of people.

truman 11-14-05 02:12 PM

I get that when I breathe too much thru my mouth and not my nose.

Dwayne 11-14-05 02:27 PM

Might be bronchitis, too.

linds 11-14-05 02:48 PM

I have asthma and riding in the cold gives me the same symptoms. Do you have trouble breathing at any other time in addition to this cold riding?

New2Cycling 11-14-05 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by max-a-mill
i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though ;)

rofl!!!!!!!!!! :roflmao:

timmhaan 11-14-05 03:08 PM

i get it and sometimes it hurts pretty bad. i've never had it stay with me though, and i always feel fine once i'm back inside. i'd be a little concerned if it didn't go away soon.

New2Cycling 11-14-05 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by linds
I have asthma and riding in the cold gives me the same symptoms. Do you have trouble breathing at any other time in addition to this cold riding?

nope. I think I probably was breathing through my mouth too much. Like I said it had been awhile and I've been checked over by a doc and never diagnosed for asthma.


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