Outlaw last minute questions ??

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kittenkat    pirate
28/06/2012 at 08:49

LS, I have some strong Diclofenac tabs if you want, they give a better response than Ibuprofen.

seren nos    pirate
28/06/2012 at 08:55

all this talk of immodium and tablets..................just a reminder it probably not the best time to start experimenting with new drugs..............

if you have raced shorter distances and trained without the need for immodium i wouldn't start now................

for those who have discovered in the past that they have problems then fine................its a sensible addition.........

also painkillers........take what you would normally take on your long rides...........and if you never need them in the past them just maybe take a few mild ones just incase...........

use of drugs when you don't need them isn't recommended...............but for some of us they are sadly needed for the long races

28/06/2012 at 09:00

No thanks! Ibuprofen and paracetamol taken at the same time supposedly have better painkilling properties than many of the stronger painkillers. I know I'm OK with this combination.

I don't know what the side effects of using diclofenac are likely to be, even though I was prescribed it when I had my knee "fixed".

kittenkat    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:01

Does taping help with anyone's injuries?

28/06/2012 at 09:02

I'm going straight for the EPO option.

28/06/2012 at 09:05

The immodium is purely for security. Hoping I won't need it. A couple of years ago I finished Bala not knowing which way my stomach wanted to explode first!! I'd rather not go through that again!

kittenkat wrote (see)

Does taping help with anyone's injuries?

Not with mine, my problem is with impact on the joint not stability!

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:05
seren nos wrote (see)

all this talk of immodium and tablets..................just a reminder it probably not the best time to start experimenting with new drugs..............

What about the Pirate mantra of try something new on race day ????

(I started experimenting with drugs in the 70's, perhaps it's time to try again ?)

kittenkat    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:06
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see)

I'm going straight for the EPO option.

That's the spirit!

Doner Kebab    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:14

diclofenac is voltarol if thats any use to you, and like seren said - i take painkillers with me but only use if i need to - theres a risk of increased heart rate which can obviously be detrimemtal

28/06/2012 at 09:16

Ibuprofen can affect the way the kidneys work, better option is paracetemol...or crack.

Golden Boots    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:19
kittenkat wrote (see)

Does taping help with anyone's injuries?

I'm getting my ankle, and possibly my knee, taped by the physio tomorrow before heading up. My ankle still feels week so will just be grateful for any additional support it can provide, my knee feels better but may still have some kinetic tape on to counter-act the poor technique that led to ITB issues (caused from the aforementioned ankle problem)


 

kittenkat    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:20

Shrooms? Incorporate one of your 5 a day too. Win/win.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
28/06/2012 at 09:39

Ibuprofen is not a good drug for endurance athletes, at least thats what a lot research claims.

If youre contemplating taking drugs to get yourself through first ask yourself if you really need them, secondly go and see a doctor/pharmacist.  Im sure the forum is a wealth of knowledge on many subjects but if there is one thing you should see a professional about its taking drugs.

28/06/2012 at 09:55
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)
C02 is easy, if you buy a inflator that protects your fingers...
Otherwise they will stick to the cannister when it goes to -15 when the tyre goes whoosh 

One of my favourite comedy moments is recalling Smiffy experimentally licking a CO2 cannister having fixed someones puncture for them.  The cannister stuck.

28/06/2012 at 10:10
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Ibuprofen is not a good drug for endurance athletes, at least thats what a lot research claims.

If youre contemplating taking drugs to get yourself through first ask yourself if you really need them, secondly go and see a doctor/pharmacist.  Im sure the forum is a wealth of knowledge on many subjects but if there is one thing you should see a professional about its taking drugs.

and many professionals have no effing clue about using meds in endurance events

the evidence on using ibuprofen in endurance events is sketchy to say the least.  one study was done on it's use by ultrarunners and the general conclusion was that it's not suitable to use regulalry to prevent ultra pain.  well - duh - tell me something that isn't from the Uni of Stating the Bleeding Obvious.

but that's the key with strong painkillers - only take them if you NEED them, not if you THINK you need them.   don't train using painkillers as they can mask underlying serious issues, but for one off use in a race, then they are fine if taken ar recomended levels.   they are meant to get you to the finish, not to solve any major issues.

and frankly if you's starting the race knowing that you need painkillers to see you through then you are your own worst enemy.  you know you shouldn't be racing so don't.

 

28/06/2012 at 10:10
Big Al 123 wrote (see)
Why the immodium?

Less invasive than a cork.

28/06/2012 at 10:15

Barley, quite right!

28/06/2012 at 10:19
F.oggy wrote (see)
Big Al 123 wrote (see)
Why the immodium?

Less invasive than a cock.

I'll take your word for that, F.oggy, but it sounds logical. Unless it's a jumbo immodium being compared to a very small cock. And besides, regardless of the size of the cock, you'd struggle to cycle with somebody hanging out of your back doors.

Edited: 28/06/2012 at 10:20
28/06/2012 at 10:24

  

28/06/2012 at 10:52

But if he's that close to have his cock up your arse then surely he's 'drafting'?!!  

 

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