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1st time in ages…

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by alecstilleyedye, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i've taken the car into work. trying not to let the small cold i've got turn into something bigger, and the wind and rain made the decision easier.

    missing that feeling you get after a bike ride, and hoping this bloody cold gets better by tomorrow :evil:
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Pity, it's
    Unusual for
    Something like a little
    Spring rain and breeze to stop
    You cycling Alex.

    :evil::angry:
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    I'd
    Never
    Do that.
    Ever. Well, if it's really 'orrible out I may
    Elect to take the car, assuming that my Wife
    Doesn't need it, and it's gale force winds...
     
  4. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Yes,
    Obviously it's
    Usually better to let a small

    Cold subside rather than letting it get
    Out of hand. But
    When do you consider it to be
    A bit too big, and assume that the car journer and the associated
    Rest will be of any benefit rather than any
    Detriment to your fitness?

    :sad::biggrin:
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    never let weather stop me ever, as posted, otherwise you start getting picky, and it's almost always not as bad as you think

    today wasn't, not down here anyway
     
  6. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    My Wife expressed surprise when I got kitted up to go on the bike - citing that 'it's pishing it down out there and really windy!!'... I found it to be a rather pleasant commute in (apart from the headwind when I rounded one corner for a long incline!).
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    :sad: Superb! :biggrin:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    wind and rain are never, on their own, anything to keep me from the commute, or even club run. but i know for a fact that if i ride on a small cold, it has a nasty habit of turning to man-flu, which keeps me off the bike for even longer. so i'm sacrificing 10 miles so as not to miss 60 odd.
     
  9. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    I'm with Al on this one.

    Sean Kelly, now there was a hard man if ever there was, he used to say (and probably still does) 'a day on the bike with a cold means 10 days off later in the year.'

    I soldiered on in December with a cold that should have seen me in the car for a couple of days. Start of January it had morphed into laryngitis, pharingitis and man flu. Result: 7 working days off work and a total of 2 and a half weeks off the bike. I think a couple of days in the car would've been better for my health, well being and fitness. I was useless when I got back in the saddle.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    first time i've ever been compared with sean kelly :biggrin:
     

  11. I've only got the tube or night buses to fall back on anyway.:biggrin:
     
  12. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Yes, but Sean Kelly was out on the razor (as they say) a lot of the time and his heightened level of fitness, bordering on anorexia, would have depressed his immune system making a cold a lot more than just a cold. They had a lot more riding on it.
     
  13. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    Yes, but I'm still blaming the voracity of my illness on not having the sense to know when I should leave the bike at home.

    Besides, me aside, Al says no-one has ever compared him to King Kelly (the only person to do it for me is, well, er..me) so I'm sticking to the comparison as it makes me feel good.
     
  14. I've managed to keep it going non stop for just over 5 years.:biggrin:
     
  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    why would cycling make a cold worse? I can understand an athlete really pushing themselves affecting their body's resources to fight it but someone commuting?

    I started taking a daily decent quality multi vitamin ten odd years ago and was and still am amazed out it stopped me getting coughs and colds almost at once, the very few times I've run out and not got more I go back to getting colds and coughs again, no brainer for me