Nice Face, Shame About The Legs

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Smokin Joe, 19 Jul 2017.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Yes, saw that too. Apparently its because the blood stays in the legs during contiuous strenuous stages and pools in the veins. To be able to endure that shows how super fit these guys are.
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    Try George Hincapie's.

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    His right leg is normal, though.
     
  4. Sean Yates used to have fairly obtrusive veins too
     
  5. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Location:
    Spain
    Bollocks to that. I am officially retiring from all professional competition.
     
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  6. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Those are varicose veins.
    They form when the valves in your veins stop working properly.
     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    My left leg has that problem now as collateral damage from my DVT buggered up the valves. I get the swollen leg too. The only thing that stops my leg looking quite as bad as the above examples is that I have much more body fat covering up the bulging veins.
     
  8. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    I had my varicose veins glued shut in my 20's. I was born with a faulty vein and it hasn't bothered me since but used to ache if I stood for lengthy periods
     
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I have just read about the various treatments for varicose veins, including that one - ugh! Quite a few of them seem to increase the risk of DVT so I think I will put up with my leg the way it is, unless it gets significantly worse.
     
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  10. Mike_P

    Mike_P Über Member

    Decided I needed to do something about the VVs; saw a BUPA surgeon who was actually surprised I was not having difficulty walking. They no longer cut near the groin but lower down the thigh - seal the vein above and then cut out that below. Op is scheduled for June 7 so it looks like another largely cycle free summer after the broken collar bone last year.
     
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  11. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Wish you well with the op @Mike_P . Never had any probs myself but did suffer piles when younger, sorted with a diet change.
     
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  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I had a toothache once.
     
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