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 Post subject: Riding with a cold?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:20 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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I have just caught a bloody head cold from someone at work :evil:

Normally i wouldn't bother asking but... I'm racing at the cheddar bike fest this Sat and it's a 10 hr race.

Now the question is this, can you ride with a head cold :?: Or will i be likely to damage myself more :?: Or would it be good to sweat it out :?:


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Lincs AEC
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When I used to race, I had a coach who ALWAYS made me take at least 3 days off the bike TOTALLY when I had a cold.

Gives your body time to recover.

If I were you Heathy, stay off the bike, drink loads and take it easy.


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always dose me good, good for clearing the sinusis but not sure its good for the people behind you :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:09 pm 
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I'd ride it. and if you don't feel good then stop.


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South West Deputy AEC
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tintin40 wrote:
I'd ride it. and if you don't feel good then stop.


Thats what i was thinking, also i'm in a 2 man team with alwayshorizontal
so really don't want to let him down. afterall this race is the 2nd part of the bike fest series, and we came 2nd @ the Bristol bike fest and was kinda hopeing for a good result :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:32 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Day Nurse is your friend (over the counter cold capsules)

I did a 2 day race on these once.

Don't be stupid on dosage, obviously (ie: read the packet!) and if you don't feel right, stop.

Having said that, my old rowing coach said that if you felt rough and broke into a sweat walking to the boat house, you were too ill to train. He was right: I was sweating and feverish on the way down [missed a bit out here to preserve decency] and spent the next 2 days pi**ing out of my arse until I got some antibiotics. An experience I hope I never repeat.


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TDF riders appear to fear colds the most, in case they develop bronchitis.

See how you feel, but the first sign of feeling lousy - stop. Not worth knocking yourself out for weeks with.


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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I've just started a cold last night - a week before D2d, rode last night and felt really strong. As soon as I got home my nose started running :evil:


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ride if you wan to but ifs its to hard stop or you can just HTFU


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Lincs AEC
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Dont ride mate......really!

Your effectively kicking yourself when your down.

Sack it off, recharge your body and ride well at D2D.


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