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Post-ride shrinkage

SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
Why?

(you'll know what I mean if it happens to you!)

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  • anto164anto164 Posts: 3,500
    Because it's cold. Simple as.
  • griffstersgriffsters Posts: 490
    Seeking refuge - and frankly I dont blame it!
  • Paul057Paul057 Posts: 167
    As above, and i think it's possibly something to do with decreased blood flow to the area due to pressure from the saddle. My Mrs finds it very funny! :oops:
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,834
    anto164 wrote:
    Because it's cold. Simple as.
    It's more to do with what parts of your body need the blood and which don't, I think. Exercise in general will lead to temporary shrinkage, whether it's cold or not. It's your body's way of using you blood most efficiently. Clever, eh?
  • anto164anto164 Posts: 3,500
    i know that one time i went out on the MTB. Was -4deg when we set off, -6 when we got back to the car 2 hours later. Enough to say that my 'he' looked like a 'she'.
  • Duffer65Duffer65 Posts: 341
    Oh, I thought it was the pressure of the chamois pad pushing it in!
    Where would you be if you fell down a hole?.. Stuck down a hole... in the fog... Stuck down a hole, in the fog, at night... WITH AN OWL!
  • t.m.h.n.e.tt.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    I bought a trisuit as a visual motivator(weight loss/fitness) a few weeks back, tried it on earlier and if anything, was rather happy it was cold lol!

    mantoe :!:
  • Its to bring you down a peg or 2. You feel like a fitness god when you get back off a 50 mile ride only to look down and realise that your not that impressive after all.

    Doh.
  • GarzGarz Posts: 1,155
    It happens, returns to normal soon after even though the bibs do squash. Chiefly a blood flow re-routing but the cold enhances it.
  • Seat plays a large role in it. I had shrinkage, and numbness quite a lot before I found the right saddle. Now I am still good to go directly after a ride.
  • FCE2007FCE2007 Posts: 844
    I'm the exact opposite. Not full on wood but certainly no shrinkage.

    I love cycling but not that much :oops:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,989 Lives Here
    It's all relative.
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    I'm looking for an excuse for when I haven't been out for a ride ;-)
  • There's an episode of Seinfeld, I think it's 'The Hamptons', which may offer some guidance or solace.
  • ptr_ptr_ Posts: 126
    As has been said it's to do with your body sending blood where it's most needed. You'll find almost all exercise has the same effect, my friends eloquently named it 'gym censored '.
  • The OrsThe Ors Posts: 130
    ptr_ wrote:
    As has been said it's to do with your body sending blood where it's most needed. You'll find almost all exercise has the same effect, my friends eloquently named it 'gym censored '.

    Exactly. There is one sort of exercise, often known as 'vertical jogging', that does (should?) produce the opposite effect. :D
  • I think it's 'The Hamptons'...

    Little Hampton? :wink:
    I may be a minority of one but that doesn't prevent me from being right.
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    I think it's 'The Hamptons'...

    Little Hampton? :wink:

    No. Hugh. J. :wink:
  • NairnsterNairnster Posts: 602
    I bought a trisuit as a visual motivator(weight loss/fitness) a few weeks back, tried it on earlier and if anything, was rather happy it was cold lol!

    mantoe :!:

    Think the correct term is moose-knuckle lol
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