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Must be that time of year...

freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
edited October 2010 in The bottom bracket
I've got "manflu"
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,957
    You have to be a man before you can have manflu.

    Just sayin...
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  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    That reminds me, I better book my flu jab.........

    Lots of bugs floating about
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    you've got 'Fresher's Flu'

    All those students coming from all over the country/world bring with them deadly diseases, viruses and bacteria.

    Mix 'em all together add a bit of snogging in the corner of the Union bar and you've got a Glandular Fever epidemic before you know it!!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,281 Lives Here
    The freshers' flu I got knackered my immune system enough that I got shingles.

    Not cool.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    edited September 2010
    I'd have like to have thought us cyclists would have stronger immune systems that are more likely to avoid these viruses or fight them off quick, but when I get a simple cold I'm off the bike for up to 2 weeks.

    I would like it to have gone by Sunday so I can ride but more than likely it won't have. I can't think properly at the moment and even with a tailwind on the way from uni it feels like a damn headwind. And it's only 1.6 mile but feels like 4 miles with a constant 2% grade.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,957
    I got Freshers flu... for a whole week I couldn't think straight or walk in a straight line.
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  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I got Freshers flu... for a whole week I couldn't think straight or walk in a straight line.

    :D

    I had that on and off for about four years!
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    freehub wrote:
    I'd have like to have thought us cyclists would have stronger immune systems that are more likely to avoid these viruses or fight them off quick, but when I get a simple cold I'm off the bike for up to 2 weeks.

    I would like it to have gone by Sunday so I can ride but more than likely it won't have. I can't think properly at the moment and even with a tailwind on the way from uni it feels like a damn headwind. And it's only 1.6 mile but feels like 4 miles with a constant 2% grade.

    Eh? It's a cold MTFU and get out on the bike.
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    At the Uni where I work we're not allowed to call it 'Freshers Week' - it's now 'Welcome Week'.

    Therefore you may have 'Welcome Flu'. Which isn't very welcoming , is it?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Freakin' pansies. Join the Army and become men. :wink:
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,559
    It's hardly that time of year Will, you are ill pretty much all year judging by your posts on here! :wink:
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    dmclite wrote:
    Freakin' pansies. Join the Army and become men. :wink:

    or join the navy....feel a man!
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    edited September 2010
    freehub wrote:
    I'd have like to have thought us cyclists would have stronger immune systems that are more likely to avoid these viruses or fight them off quick, but when I get a simple cold I'm off the bike for up to 2 weeks.

    I would like it to have gone by Sunday so I can ride but more than likely it won't have. I can't think properly at the moment and even with a tailwind on the way from uni it feels like a damn headwind. And it's only 1.6 mile but feels like 4 miles with a constant 2% grade.

    Will, overtraining can have the opposite effect and weaken your immune system. Maybe something you should consider, bearing in mind how much you train and how often you are ill.
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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    I'm definitely not over training, I've been in Manchester about 3 weeks now and only done a single club ride of 75 miles. I'm not ill often, last time I was ill was early in the year, I've been ill about 4 times in the year from October to October.

    As for riding with a cold it's not called MTFU, it's called been an idiot and asking for trouble. And what is the point of training when the cold is making me feel weak, If I push on the pedals at all I start to lose my breath.
  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    I had a cold/soar throat but no lower, last week.Nearly gone now though.Did'nt stop me doing 400+miles in the last seven days.Just felt it a bit towards the end of long rides.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    You can risk it if you want to, but I won't.
  • freehub wrote:
    You can risk it if you want to, but I won't.

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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    What? People who ride with colds are asking for trouble.
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    The freshers' flu I got knackered my immune system enough that I got shingles.

    Easy cure for that, be an engineering student. Women won't come near you and you won't catch anything from them :-) Worked for me for years :-(
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  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    freehub wrote:
    What? People who ride with colds are asking for trouble.

    If you're cold is from the neck up - then so long as you take it easy then you can still ride if you feel like it - if it's below your neck (i.e. on your chest) or you have a temperature then DON'T ride.
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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    freehub wrote:
    What? People who ride with colds are asking for trouble.

    If you're cold is from the neck up - then so long as you take it easy then you can still ride if you feel like it - if it's below your neck (i.e. on your chest) or you have a temperature then DON'T ride.

    What's the point in riding though if you feel miserable and weak? It's not as if it's going to contribute to training unless you just need to get out to stop oneself from going insane.
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    freehub wrote:
    freehub wrote:
    What? People who ride with colds are asking for trouble.

    If you're cold is from the neck up - then so long as you take it easy then you can still ride if you feel like it - if it's below your neck (i.e. on your chest) or you have a temperature then DON'T ride.

    What's the point in riding though if you feel miserable and weak? It's not as if it's going to contribute to training unless you just need to get out to stop oneself from going insane.

    The week before last I had a 'bit of a cold', I took a few days off the bike, went out for an easy 50 minute ride midweek as I started to feel better then nothing until the club ride on the Sunday morning. I wasn't feeling great at the start and was well wrapped up with arm warmers, knee warmers, gilet and hat under my helmet. I sat at the back of the bunch for the first hour and one of the guys dropped back to make sure I was okay. He suggested I take my hat off as it was warming up and maybe the fresh air through my helmet would help. I made it to the cake stop and by then the sun was out and I was feeling much better. After the cake stop was a quick boat ride to the other side of the lake then lung busting climb. I was struggling breathing but my legs were feeling better and better. So much so that in the traditional sprint for home, I recorded my highest power output for the season!!

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    So whilst taking it easy and letting your body recover is a wise move, it's not always necessary to be feeling back at 100% before you get back on the bike.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Well the last time I got a cold, I got cycling as soon as it seemed to have gone, I then got something else that was like flu, I was feeling dizzy, sick, weak, aching all over, awfull sore throat, cold sweats, a week later that cleared up, then it was about 2 weeks after than I got the same thing back!
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    but did you go out and kick the a$$ out of your training, trying to make up for the 'lost days', and all that??

    My point was still to take it easy for a few days but get out on the bike if you feel at least 70-80% up for it. You can always call it a day sooner than you planned if you're really struggling but like in my case in point the other week, going out and getting some fresh air actually did me more good than sitting at home feeling sorry for myself.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    I'm confused.

    Does this mean that men have periods? Or is Willhub female? Or is it co-incidence that he starts one of these threads every month?

    FWIW Freshers Flu is a right ho-bag as i'm currently finding out. Maybe i shouldn't have been so smug at the begining of the week when everyone else was ill :(
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    What ever cold virus this is, it's a mild one cause I should be over it by tomoz, should be riding on Sunday.
  • Probably tempting fate and shoving an enormous spanner in the works, but since commuting by bike over the past two years I haven't had a single cold or related bug.

    Theres been plenty going around work that I could have picked up too.

    Combination of avoiding public transport and the benefits of exercise in general I reckon.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    Since starting cycle I never had a cold for 2 years.
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    last time I was ill was early in the year, I've been ill about 4 times in the year from October to October
    Since starting cycle I never had a cold for 2 years.

    Which is it Will? Can't be both!
  • "Feed a Cold"...."Starve a Fever"

    Up the suppliments.... vit C...vit B..vit E... eat clean[no sheite food]and keep off dairy produce
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