Do you guys have any medical conditions that could affect your cycling?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Randombiker9, 20 Feb 2018.

  1. PenttitheFinn

    PenttitheFinn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Ruptured Patella tendons, currently 19 weeks after injury, 1 week after removal of circgage wires and I am ok off crutches for short walks. I was able to cycle on a turbo for ~ 1min x 3 per day prior to the wire removal, but too soon to give it another go. A lifetime of limited flexibility, neck and back injuries have plagued my cycling, but at 60yrs I am eager to keep and improve what fitness I have. Incidentally to keep me amused and to aid comfort, I have increased tyre width and fitted a shorter crankset. I know Vickster has a lot of experience in this area, so it will be interesting to hear his comments.
     
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  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    :eek:

    :laugh:
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Huh?
     
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  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Ah ok
     
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  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Yeah, handcycles. I've been on a few group rides with a recumbent handcyclist. It's kind of odd seeing the derailleur upside down but that trike's a work of art. I can't keep up with him when he really goes but he's very kind and slows down to ride with us heavyweights ;)
     
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  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    A reminder for me of the after effects....a small ride Saturday after a lean winter (mileage wise) and Christ my side is hurting when I inhale.
    Not sure if it feels like pleuisy again or just a pulled muscle...but it's exactly where my lung adhesion is.
    Monitoring it quite closely, breathing cold air may have irritated it.
     
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  8. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    Congenital laziness.
     
  9. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I've struggled with the question. I've two conditions that could affect my cycling but don't normally. One is random and can be controlled by eschewing certain current fashions. The other doesn't directly affect it but the statin treatment I suffered for it for 10+ years led to extreme muscle pain, mostly while cycling.
     
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  10. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    At over 65, my repeat prescription list has just hit page 5. Many of my ailments are minor, transient but repeating at odd intervals.

    However I do have hypertension, arthritis and asthma that are potential issues while cycling. At the moment the asthma has the possibility of 'an upgrade' to COPD. So I'm not riding at the moment.
     
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  11. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    I met a guy riding a hand-powered trike a year or so ago. Using hands for both power and steering looked like an impossible act of coordination to me, but he'd mastered it and was able to go at an impressive pace.
     
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  12. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    I have a condition that potentially could affect my cycling, but fortunately doesn't - cardiovascular disease. I had a heart attack and quadruple bypass 11 years ago, but the new plumbing works fine and I don't suffer any ill effects - and I don't have to adjust my cycling (or any other activities) because of it.
     
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  13. PenttitheFinn

    PenttitheFinn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    So you are not the same Vickster who posts on the KneeGuru site !
     
  14. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yes I am. I'm female there too! :wacko:
     
  15. PenttitheFinn

    PenttitheFinn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I am so sorry, I have only just realised my mistake, but I am a man after all!
     
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