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First ride with disability.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ORrecumbent1, 6 Dec 2017.

  1. RealLeeHimself

    RealLeeHimself There can be only one t’ousand!

    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    Fruit, vegetables and white meat for protein. Tinned salmon is good also as it contains high levels of protein and complex carbohydrates which your body needs. Another poster on this forum suggested slow release carbohydrates too which I am currently looking into. Simple carbohydrates while producing some energy will also increase your weight if you’re not careful so you have to monitor your intake of these. Limit products with added sugar - for the same reason as simple carbohydrates.

    There’s lots of advice out there on diet. Just eat healthily.
     
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  2. xzenonuk

    xzenonuk Senior Member

    food wise i would go with a tin of salmon or a tin of sardines or mackerel, i find one of them plenty of fuel but i have gout and the last thing i should eat is oily fish, but i keep eating them lol
     
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  3. OP
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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Well, salmon and other fish are definitely abundant here in Oregon. I actually like salmon and cod. I will work more on the fruits and veggies. Thanks for the tips and response.
     
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  4. Spinney

    Spinney Work-avoider & tea drinker ! Staff Member

    Location:
    Under the Edge
    Congrats on getting out and about!
    There's a whole forum here on Training, Fitness and Health:
    https://www.cyclechat.net/forums/training-fitness-and-health.36/

    You could start a thread there asking for food recommendations, or browse the threads. Nothing wrong with the advice you've been given here, but you might get more responses from people particularly interested in nutrition.

    Recommended diet could be different if you are trying to build a bit of muscle or just want to know the best fuel for longer rides, when you've built up to that.
     
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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Thanks, this is a good thought! I'll check out the link and appreciate the response. TW
     
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  6. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Staff Member

    Well done on that first ride. Keep up the good work.

    Interesting looking machines you have there.:okay:
     
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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Congrats on getting your first ride , what ever the distance a ride is a ride in my book

    so keep at it
     
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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    I purchased a Garmin 20 bike computer to help me be more accurate with the miles and such. I think I'm going to make up a journal to keep track of my progress.
     
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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Second ride. Today I did just a tad over a mile down to the country store and back. When I got to the house I had to lean up against it to keep from falling over. Legs were pretty wobbly and I had it on a pretty easy gear. Will rest and not ride tomorrow. Beautiful day here in the Willamette Valley!

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  10. arch684

    arch684 Über Member

    Your rest/recovery is just as important as your ride's take it one day at a time for now
     
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  11. Doubling your distance on your second ride? Well done.

    As others say, be careful to recover. And take good advantage of having a destination 1/2 a (flat?) mile away. It might work to visit it every day for a little while, before increasing your distance. Note: This is a "thought", not informed by medical or training knowledge.

    And keeping speaking on uninformed, may I venture a little levity? ...

    Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Pardon my ignorance but, I don't understand this statement.:smile:
     
  13. arch684

    arch684 Über Member

    Your not the only one
     
  14. I was comparing your bike to the chopper from pulp fiction.

    It's not per se offensive, but this clip follows a very dark sequence, but both your bikes reminded me of it.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ue996GQMC8



    or I could just go pure Easy rider

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    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Gotcha! Once upon a time, I rode the Harley's! Before being diagnosed with MS and the subsequent nerve damage, I spent many hours and miles on the back of my Hogs.

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