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Pain from wind...

Neil_akyNeil_aky Posts: 211
During two rides now I've developed a terrible pain in my side (like a stitch) but both times it did not go during the ride, luckily I was fairly close to home a the pain almost brought me to a standstill; I really thought it could be serious until (can't think of a way to say this without it sounding ridiculous!) I burped and realised it was just wind.

I'd had an energy bar and a lot of water prior to the pain so I am wondering if I am gulping and swallowing air...

Anyone else get this? Any tips..?

I know this sounds pathetic but the pain was some of the worst I've ever felt!


  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,528
    a "lot" of water may be the reason, it's better to sip regularly than take a lot at once

    otherwise, different bars/gels may be tolerated better
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If I'm breathing hard I find it difficult to take a decent mouthful of drink without gulping down some air too. Smaller sips more frequently?
  • ut_och_cyklaut_och_cykla Posts: 1,594
    Allergy to something in bar is a possibility too!
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