Nice! Congrats on the podium.
He is flying to Vermont to race nationals this week!glenzx said:I thought Chuck would be racing semi pro by now . He has beat my former nemesis - who at 37 years old upgraded and his hangin' tough. Chuck ought to go for it given how outrageously talented and fast he is!
Oh no - no way. One is PLENTY!merlin said:...just don't have another one or your in trouble!
I like your attitude Chucky!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:crosschain said:Y "Dad, you're the best." The stars and stripes would be great, but I already feel like a super-hero!
My doctor (who is also a mtb racer) says you can, he says too many and you will start drawing water into your stomach and/or intestinal track and then you end up with the squirts.KRob said:Can you get too many electrolytes?
thanks Rob.....I've been dealing with the cramping issue for years and worked with a few MD's and coaches to "solve " this problem. What I have learned is that no one really knows what causes cramping! My belief is that a lot if this is genentic, some people , like me , are just more likely to cramp and when it happens it's REALLY bad. It only happens when I race and the only thing that has helped me is Sportlegs. My .02 centsKRob said:Nice job merlin. I enjoyed the write up. Cramps suck. I haven't quite figured them out either. When I was in Park City, Downieville, and Tahoe last month stringing together long, hard, 40-60 mile days I never had a problem. But I started getting them 20 miles into a 26 mile loop at the Ely mtb enduro where you don't even have to push hard on the uphills because they're not timed. Maybe there's something mental about racing and cramps. Also, it almost seems like if I take too many enduralites I cramp easier. Can you get too many electrolytes?
Anyway, that's still a really fast time. Way to tough out the cramps.
DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mtroy said:I cramped so bad at Downieville that I could not walk. The only way I could bend my leg was to get over the saddle and hook my toe on the pedal and pull down to bend my leg. I was having cramping issues before the top of the climb. Really weird. Usually that never happens (cramps) till 4 hours or so or hard riding.
I feel your pain. I was lying on the trail trying to figure out how to get up as riders passed me. Riders I had already passed.
Congrats on the good finish despite the problems.
I've followed your take on using Sportlegs with your leg cramping, but I see some of these posts seem to cross over towards stomach problems, which is a different beast. Was this the same for you at one time? Has the SL helped on this? Seems like you're just trying to get the leg part figured out now.merlin said:DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After reading about your cramping I feel lucky!
No stomach problems for me with sportlegsJMac47 said:I've followed your take on using Sportlegs with your leg cramping, but I see some of these posts seem to cross over towards stomach problems, which is a different beast. Was this the same for you at one time? Has the SL helped on this? Seems like you're just trying to get the leg part figured out now.