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Old 11-27-07, 12:44 PM
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"Happy Thanksgiving" indeed...

Well, mine was OK though Mrs S spent hers with a nasty little cold. Darling that she is, she shared
I felt that tell-tale little scratch in the throat and wheeze in the chest on Friday night and -maybe, against my better judgement- I went for an easy 20 miles on Saturday morning. I paid for that. Still am, as I wait for my wheezy, asthmatic lungs to clear out all the way. I've read -at least I think I've read- that riding with a head cold is OK but riding with a chest cold is not good for the health. Is there any truth to this and if so, why not? I miss my bike. I want to ride but I'm a little afraid right now.
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must be the weather over here but I have not had a severe cold for 8 years (Since the bypass). Can't be medication as I don't take any but I have an idea that staying fit through riding has helped me keep the bad colds away.

Head colds and riding will hit you after the ride. Chest colds and riding will hit you on the ride so either keep them short- or Take your "Man Flu" with dignity and lie in a comfy armchair and moan like the rest of us.
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I've been down with a touch of pneumonia for the last couple weeks. I finally got on the bike yesterday to do a SLOW 2 mile grocery run.
When I was "coming down" with my cough, I had a "short" errand to do that ended up being 9 miles instead of 3. (1st store didn't carry it, 2nd store was out...) I think "pushing" more than I really felt up to at the time, contributed to how "low" I got. Out of breath to walk across the street to the mailbox.
It's a SLOW 3.2 mile errand for today. I'm absolutely not going to "push" again until I feel good!
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Old 11-27-07, 02:18 PM
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I've always operated with the rule of the fever. If I've got a fever, no ride. Anything else, a moderate or easy ride is OK. Keep in mind, however, that I do not have any form of asthma. Get well soon.
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Old 11-27-07, 05:41 PM
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whiskey and honey w/a squeeze of 1/2 a lime.
works here in texas. we're fighting the allergy season.

even if it doesn't cure the URI, it improves the outlook!

good luck and get well

seriously
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Originally Posted by card View Post
whiskey and honey w/a squeeze of 1/2 a lime.
works here in texas. we're fighting the allergy season.

even if it doesn't cure the URI, it improves the outlook!

good luck and get well

seriously
Thank you, sir
Sound like a better cure than the meds I've been cramming.
Certainly would taste better
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