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Old 11-24-11, 06:57 PM
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Cold sucks

Not the temp - the virus. Temps in the 60s today and sunny and I'm sitting home with a cold. Maybe could ride, but would rather not push it and just get better first (take your htfu and shove it - I know my body). Hopefully the nice temps will hold for a few more days.

As a side note, my TG dinner was great.
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HTFU...what do you need some tissue!?!
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I have been sick since last Friday. I have been on the bike a whopping 30 minutes (rollers). I am going out tomorrow for a 50 mile group ride with a few riders that can all bury me on my best day. I am just hoping that I survive.
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what does TG mean?
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TG = Thanksgiving. A US holiday.

HTFU! If you have no fever, you can ride. I find that a cold might make me feel like crap, but I don't notice it when riding, only before and after.
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Agreed. I got the sniffles so bad riding the other day I almost gave myself an ear infection. I really got to work on the fine art of snot rocketry
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Originally Posted by Mike F
Agreed. I got the sniffles so bad riding the other day I almost gave myself an ear infection. I really got to work on the fine art of snot rocketry
exactly...you gotta let that **** fly man
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Originally Posted by kbro1986
HTFU...what do you need some tissue!?!
Like I said, I know my body. It's not an htfu issue (or maybe it is but I'd rather not htfu and ride in a day or two vs ride now and then not for a week), but it's frustrating to miss out on such nice weather.
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Originally Posted by Looigi
TG = Thanksgiving. A US holiday.

HTFU! If you have no fever, you can ride. I find that a cold might make me feel like crap, but I don't notice it when riding, only before and after.
Too many times I refereed that match with a cold, and ended up with worse for a couple of weeks. Did the same thing two weeks ago on group ride in the cold rain - sniffles, cough, etc, day of the ride, then ended up missing three days of work and a week of riding. No fever and ride may work for you, but it most certainly isn't the best route for me.
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Totally going with rule 5 as well. Seriously, what else did you expect? A hot cup of tea and a cuddle? Not happening.
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to answer your question seriously...it depends on how bad you feel... if it just a cold with no fever and the weather is nice (55+ degrees or so) then I would ride. If not, then I would rest up for a few days.
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Originally Posted by david58
Too many times I refereed that match with a cold, and ended up with worse for a couple of weeks. Did the same thing two weeks ago on group ride in the cold rain - sniffles, cough, etc, day of the ride, then ended up missing three days of work and a week of riding. No fever and ride may work for you, but it most certainly isn't the best route for me.
How do you know you wouldn't have gotten even sicker if you rested instead?
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Originally Posted by Looigi
How do you know you wouldn't have gotten even sicker if you rested instead?
Sicker? Naa, woulda died.
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Originally Posted by and1homer
what else did you expect? A hot cup of tea and a cuddle? Not happening.
A hot chocolate with marshmallows would be nice.
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Riding with a cold might pass as an extreme sport - bordering insanity.

I'm not a doc but I wouldn't take chances with viral infections, particularly with mutating-reiterating ones (no real vaccines) like cold and flu. I would stay warm/indoors until after several days of zero residual symptoms.

FWIW, the best therapy for me for cold/flu is keeping myself constantly hot and SWEAT like a horse, for a couple of days or so. It's amazingly effective. With all that sweat, though, keeping warm can be tricky when I have to get out of bed. Need to take extra precautions for that.
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Isn't there some general guide line that says go a head and ride if it's above the neck but if it's a chest cold to rest?
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