Do you cover your knees?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Maz, 24 Oct 2007.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I went to the bike shop the other day on a frosty morning and a friendly fella in the shop, noticing I was in shorts, commented that I should keep my knees covered in cold weather. Something about poor blood circulation in that area and possible long-term knee damage.

    Does anyone concur?
  2. don't know about the circulation and damage bit but i always wear longs ,of varying thickness/warmth, when the temperature drops. no one in the club is still in shorts now.
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Yes, when in the company of Her Madge.
  4. it's best to keep your knees covered in the cold weather... i've noticed i get pains in the knee(s) if i do ride in shorts when it's still a bit chilly in the spring.

    better safe than sorry - get some knee-warmers or longs.

  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    What he said.
  6. col

    col Veteran

    A friends dad,who was a long distant driver for all his working life,had a bad elbow, and shoulder problems when he retired.Aparentally it was caused by having his drivers window down,and resting his elbow on it, that has caused the problems mentioned.So i suppose constant wind and or chill may cause problems for us,sounds fair advice.
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    An English mate of mine here used to cycle in shorts in very cold weather cos he wanted to show the locals that he was a hard Englishman.
    Apparantly though, some kind of fluid in the knee all but froze, leaving him in agony, from which he is still plaguedwith.
    No idea what the technical name for it is, though!
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    pretty much always, almost never ride in shorts apart from road rides on very hot days.
  9. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    shoot! Wow! Some real horror stories there...better do what the man says and put my longs on.
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  11. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Ice on the knee that'd be
  12. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Hmm. Here's hoping 3/4 shorts are enough!
  13. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    I accidentally set off with tiny trainer socks the other morning. Knees were ok under 3/4 length shorts, but my ankles didn't half feel the cold. The underwear draw is a confusing place at 6.30am with a hangover.
  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    What are these shorts people speak of:?:
  15. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Definitely cover the knees!

    I tend to head for the knee warmers around 16deg c

    I have rotated patella so my knees are very very sensitive to so many factors - cold is one of them guarenteed to set them off hurting. I just think that the chances of long term damage vs wearing knee warmers is a no-brainer :evil: , then again, I am proabably more paranoid about this kind of thing than most!
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