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  #21  
Old October 1st 14, 05:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:13 +0100, Nick wrote:

On 01/10/2014 09:30, Judith wrote:

"Anterior knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome are among the most common
leg overuse injuries in cyclists."

http://www.cptips.com/knee2.ht


I really don't understand why people who like cycling feel the need to
defend every aspect of it.

Knee pain is real. Discussions of how to mitigate it are interesting,
(to me any way).

One of the major issues with me is cold. I have problems if I wear
shorts anything below about 20. I'm also in the market for some tights
which have warm/ windstopper knees, if anyone has any cheap ideas.


http://www.mytights.com/gb/tights-co...FQQcwwodrpMAhQ

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  #22  
Old October 1st 14, 07:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bret Cahill[_4_]
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Stay in lower gears and cycling actually makes knees better.



This corresponds with my experience.




Then why do so many cyclists develop patellofemoral syndrome?




How many is "so many"? Perhaps it actually developed before they became a


"cyclist".






Today, there is an

estimated 80 million cyclists in the

United States. Studies estimate that of

these 80 million, 48 percent experience

problems with their necks, 42 percent

knees, 36 percent groin and buttocks,

31 percent hands, and 30 percent back.

Regardless of what you intend to use a

bicycle for, there are some basic safety

principles you can implement to avoid

common cycling injuries.


Like using lower gears.


Bret Cahill


  #23  
Old October 1st 14, 07:17 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Bret Cahill[_4_]
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That would all depend upon having a nice even level road.


Or a nice knobbly mountain bike.



In the



event of disaster neither of those are likely, whereas feet can climb



over things very easily and going up hill (necessary to escape tidal



waves ) is quite natural and simple on foot. I would imagine that



poor quality knee joints are not too hot for cycling in any case.



Actually my knees work quite well on a bike because their movement is



constrained by the pedals, so they tend not try to twist out of



alignment, which they can do when I'm walking, particularly on uneven








ground.








Tennis players with bad knees -- basically all tennis players over 40 -- will often cycle for knee therapy.








Stay in lower gears and cycling actually makes knees better.






Then why do so many cyclists develop patellofemoral syndrome?




They aren't spinning. Higher gears will destroy the knees for the same reason lugging down an engine 9not downshifting) will destroy the piston rod bearings.




Cyclists also need to get out of the seat every now and then to save their prostates.



You would think that 'pro' cyclists would know that by now.


Most know the risks well enough. As with professional boxing, football or knee destroying tennis they just think the $ is worth the risk.

Anyway you seem to have abandoned any argument that bicycles wouldn't be critical evacuating coastal areas from an approaching tsunami.


Bret Cahill



  #24  
Old October 1st 14, 07:42 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 01/10/2014 19:17, Bret Cahill wrote:
That would all depend upon having a nice even level road.



Or a nice knobbly mountain bike.



In the



event of disaster neither of those are likely, whereas feet can climb



over things very easily and going up hill (necessary to escape tidal



waves ) is quite natural and simple on foot. I would imagine that



poor quality knee joints are not too hot for cycling in any case.



Actually my knees work quite well on a bike because their movement is



constrained by the pedals, so they tend not try to twist out of



alignment, which they can do when I'm walking, particularly on uneven








ground.








Tennis players with bad knees -- basically all tennis players over 40 -- will often cycle for knee therapy.








Stay in lower gears and cycling actually makes knees better.






Then why do so many cyclists develop patellofemoral syndrome?




They aren't spinning. Higher gears will destroy the knees for the same reason lugging down an engine 9not downshifting) will destroy the piston rod bearings.




Cyclists also need to get out of the seat every now and then to save their prostates.



You would think that 'pro' cyclists would know that by now.


Most know the risks well enough. As with professional boxing, football or knee destroying tennis they just think the $ is worth the risk.

Anyway you seem to have abandoned any argument that bicycles wouldn't be critical evacuating coastal areas from an approaching tsunami.


Bret Cahill




A bicycle would not be my weapon of choice for such escape, nor would it
be feasible for most people, yet everyone has feet.
  #25  
Old October 1st 14, 10:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:13 +0100
Nick wrote:

One of the major issues with me is cold. I have problems if I wear
shorts anything below about 20. I'm also in the market for some
tights which have warm/ windstopper knees, if anyone has any cheap
ideas.


I have some leggings from Lidl with wind/water-proof front panels
that didn't cost much. They're toasty in cold or wet weather, but can
be a bit sweaty. No idea when the next Lidl cycling special will
happen, of course ...

  #26  
Old October 2nd 14, 02:04 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:51:33 -0700 (PDT)
Bret Cahill wrote:

In any event, even if you hate cycling and cyclists, unless you have
access to a helicopter, the best bet for evacuating from a big
tsunami is a bicycle.

That rather depends on where you are - road traffic gridlock is only
going to be a problem in some areas, like those with high population
density.

  #27  
Old October 2nd 14, 09:15 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:42:31 +0100, Mrcheerful wrote:

On 01/10/2014 19:17, Bret Cahill wrote:
That would all depend upon having a nice even level road.



Or a nice knobbly mountain bike.



In the



event of disaster neither of those are likely, whereas feet can
climb



over things very easily and going up hill (necessary to escape
tidal



waves ) is quite natural and simple on foot. I would imagine
that



poor quality knee joints are not too hot for cycling in any case.



Actually my knees work quite well on a bike because their movement
is



constrained by the pedals, so they tend not try to twist out of



alignment, which they can do when I'm walking, particularly on
uneven







ground.







Tennis players with bad knees -- basically all tennis players over
40 -- will often cycle for knee therapy.







Stay in lower gears and cycling actually makes knees better.





Then why do so many cyclists develop patellofemoral syndrome?



They aren't spinning. Higher gears will destroy the knees for the
same reason lugging down an engine 9not downshifting) will destroy
the piston rod bearings.



Cyclists also need to get out of the seat every now and then to save
their prostates.



You would think that 'pro' cyclists would know that by now.


Most know the risks well enough. As with professional boxing, football
or knee destroying tennis they just think the $ is worth the risk.

Anyway you seem to have abandoned any argument that bicycles wouldn't
be critical evacuating coastal areas from an approaching tsunami.


Bret Cahill




A bicycle would not be my weapon of choice for such escape, nor would it
be feasible for most people, yet everyone has feet.


Thank God I am not "most people"
  #28  
Old October 2nd 14, 09:16 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:15:26 +0100, Mrcheerful wrote:

On 01/10/2014 00:36, TMS320 wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote
On 30/09/2014 21:20, Bret Cahill wrote:


Stay in lower gears and cycling actually makes knees better.


This corresponds with my experience.

Then why do so many cyclists develop patellofemoral syndrome?


How many is "so many"? Perhaps it actually developed before they became
a "cyclist".


Today, there is an estimated 80 million cyclists in the United States.
Studies estimate that of these 80 million, 48 percent experience
problems with their necks, 42 percent knees, 36 percent groin and
buttocks, 31 percent hands, and 30 percent back. Regardless of what you
intend to use a bicycle for, there are some basic safety principles you
can implement to avoid common cycling injuries.

(AOSSM 2009)


Those statistics are meaningless without comparative statistics from a
"control" group.
  #29  
Old October 2nd 14, 09:19 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:13 +0100, Nick wrote:

On 01/10/2014 09:30, Judith wrote:

"Anterior knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome are among the most
common leg overuse injuries in cyclists."

http://www.cptips.com/knee2.ht


I really don't understand why people who like cycling feel the need to
defend every aspect of it.

Knee pain is real. Discussions of how to mitigate it are interesting,
(to me any way).

One of the major issues with me is cold. I have problems if I wear
shorts anything below about 20. I'm also in the market for some tights
which have warm/ windstopper knees, if anyone has any cheap ideas.


When I gave up wearing a helmet I had an issue with cold.
It seems that head covering cuts down heat loss from the body by a
considerable margin.
  #30  
Old October 3rd 14, 10:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Kerr Mudd-John
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:45:27 +0100, Rob Morley wrote:

On Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:13 +0100
Nick wrote:

One of the major issues with me is cold. I have problems if I wear
shorts anything below about 20. I'm also in the market for some
tights which have warm/ windstopper knees, if anyone has any cheap
ideas.


I have some leggings from Lidl with wind/water-proof front panels
that didn't cost much. They're toasty in cold or wet weather, but can
be a bit sweaty. No idea when the next Lidl cycling special will
happen, of course ...

Aldi just had one!

--
It's a money /life balance.
 




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