Cycling and wind ....

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Re: Cycling and wind ....

Postby yldee » 5 Dec 2009, 1:39pm

speedsixdave wrote:It gives me wind too! You are not alone! I asked that very same question on here a few years ago and was met with an agonising silence.

Having said that I have no good advice, and no solution. It doesn't get me every time, and only ( I think) on the road bike, on which I am more bent over and stretched out. I expect the crunching up of the guts is partly to blame.

Thinking about it now, it's not been so bad recently. I've had a bad back which has resulted - in cycling terms - in raising the bars and shortening the reach on all my bikes. Mebbe this has resulted in less wind? I have no proper evidence.

Would you be prepared to lose that low aero position for the sake of your belly? DO you ride drops?

Best of luck with it!

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Re: Cycling and wind ....

Postby John Hunter » 14 Dec 2009, 1:41pm

sharpy wrote:
John Hunter wrote:Our staple diet at home is pasta and lentils ..... cheap and cheerful. I also have a couple of pieces of fruit each day.

I think it is the processes of breaking this food down to fuel the cycle that causes it!!!!!

Either that or I'm rotting from the inside out!!!!

I seem to remember that you were always a little vocal in the 'personal wind' area. Swapping from a Gi to bike will not cure this particualr affliction :D

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Re: Cycling and wind ....

Postby Gearoidmuar » 14 Dec 2009, 2:00pm

The Swedes were very big into this...

They call it FARTLEK

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Re: Cycling and wind ....

Postby CREPELLO » 14 Dec 2009, 5:17pm

Eat or drink plenty of yoghurt. The good bacteria will stabilise the war going on in your gut and return you to relative peace. I'm going to make yoghurt tonight :P

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Re: Cycling and wind ....

Postby thekelticfringe » 14 Dec 2009, 8:03pm

Big into what??
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