Tips to Deal with Common Cycling Soreness

It’s one thing to feel sore after your first ever bike ride. It’s another to continuously experience pains throughout your body. After all, cycling is best know for its body-friendliness. Unlike walking or running, it’s much kinder on your joints, knees and legs.

Like any kind of endurance sport, you’re bound to feel some soreness. The important thing is to deal with these common muscle pains. Otherwise, it might lead to long-term problems.


Lower back pain

Cycling may primarily about your legs but it also consists of an engaged upper body. That’s why you experience lower back pain after sustained bike rides. There are plenty of factors that can contribute to your back pain but one of its major causes if poor position.

Before buying your bike, make sure everything fits perfectly. From the height of your saddle seat to your reach, everything should feel comfortable and natural. When you’re fitting a bike, it shouldn’t feel like your body is contoured in a poor way.
The next time you’re in a bike shop, try to spend more than 30 seconds on it. Assess carefully how it feels while you’re on it and make the right adjustments as you go. You can also have a fellow cyclists observe your position while you ride.

Hand pain

One of the most common soreness is felt in your hands. You may feel a tingling sensation or slight numbness running through your fingers and palm. This is what typically happens when your hands stay in one position for a long time.

The first thing you must do is to improve your riding position. There shouldn’t be excessive pressure felt in your hands. Make sure your reach isn’t too far that it’s causing your hands to exert more effort than necessary.

Another way to deal with hand pain is to invest on a good pair of padded gloves. Some have foam or gel in them that will further prevent serious soreness.

Leg pain

Your legs pack on the most power and use when you’re cycling. After all, it is a leg-based exercise. That’s why it’s fairly common for your legs to feel sore after long sessions on your bike. The good news is they will likely going away within 48 to 96 hours. You can do a few things to alleviate the pain faster.

First is to apply an ice pack on the sore area for 15-20 minutes. Make sure your legs are elevated while you’re doing this. If need be, ask for an inflammatory medication over the counter. However, taking anything shouldn’t be your first priority. Aerobic exercises like swimming, walking and even a leisurely bike ride can help ease the pain.

Knee pain

Knee pain can be caused by a lot of factors. Some of the most common of which is poor cycling position, poor equipment and even an anatomical imbalance. Like the other soreness you feel, it’s best to deal with quickly.

Stretching is by far the best way to alleviate your knee pain. When you do, you’re able to relax and strengthen the area, allowing it to heal and serve you well again.

Choosing the right bike for you helps prevent and ease muscle soreness. If it’s just your first time to get into the sport, has the lowdown on the best entry bikes for beginners.

What’s The Story About Poppers?

The story of poppers begins in 1859 with the first reported use of alkyl nitrites by Sir Lauder Brunton.

The story ends in 2002 with the launch of

In between time, poppers have enjoyed and celebrated a century and a half of completely safe use.

Alkyl nitrites, their many benefits, and the millions who have benefited from them, is the major untold story of the pharmacological age in the midst of the great medical advances throughout the past two centuries.

This story will now be told thanks to

According to Time Magazine, by 1977 the Isobutyl nitrite odorant industry was exceeding $50 million a year.

Yet just as poppers were becoming well known and widely used, along came the puritan backlash of the nineteen-AIDies. As part of the anti-pleasure campaign, ‘The Health Years’ as they are ironically known, records we unearthed indicate poppers were falsely discredited and ultimately banned, based solely on a campaign of misinformation, falsehoods and outright misstatements of fact by a small group of self-serving lay persons — and, in some cases, researchers of dubious intent and personal agendas, whose ‘research’ was suspect at best, and sloppy at worst. These self-proclaimed ‘experts’ did not have the knowledge of immunology or epidemology to make informed judgements about AIDS or its cause, or they simply disregarded proper research protocol and/or dismissed the truth if it did not suit their agendas.

What we discovered shows that, in San Francisco in 1981, Hank Wilson formed the one-man Committee to Monitor Poppers, the spearhead of the anti-poppers zealotry. This was the same year that the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s study on nitrite room odorants (often misused as poppers) showed clear evidence that poppers are amongst the safest consumer products ever to be put on the market.

Also in 1981, the Food and Drug Administration declared that no restrictive action against these products was necessary because of the total absence of ‘any demonstrable hazard’.

And yet for twenty more years the groundless anti-poppers campaign struggled on. Others joined Hank Wilson – Ian Young, John Lauritsen, Tom Bethnell – even after Wilson himself admitted that there was no firm evidence against alkyl nitrites.

In the face of all the evidence and common sense to the contrary, legislation in 1990 made nitrite odorants illegal to sell. The ultimate legislation written to ban these products was a few small lines of text, buried in a huge and unrelated bill, to avoid last minute detection and circumvent any effort to stop it from happening. So, on February 26, 1991, it suddenly became illegal to sell nitrite based room odorants in the USA — if they could be misused as inhalants. Whoosh! There went the industry, and here came the black market, which is what meets the voracious market demand of today’s popper enthusiasts. (NOTE: We found that the black market is where the ‘real thing’ is still sold, the genuine original formula brands, from the ‘good old days’. Most adult stores sell the still-legal version of poppers called “video head cleaner”. But, we discovered that these are inferior products, most often just called “headache-in-a-bottle” because they’re so bad. These include brands like “D&E”, “Purple”, and dozens of others. During hundreds of hours of research in the poppers news groups, we discovered that many specialty shops, especially in the gay community, and on the Web, sell the “real thing”.) has seen and researched stacks of documents and letters relating to efforts to ban these products, and we have them all here for you to read, too.

Finally, genuinely accurate information and facts for anyone who has an interest in these products — researchers, consumers and just plain interested folks. And we owe it all to the gay and lesbian archives in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, as well as correspondence from various nitrite odorant manufacturers, shop owners, consumers, and others.

So Why Is It All About Poppers

Why not?

Poppers are an exciting and safe enhancement to thousands of people’s lives – and have been for over fifty years. Ask the experts. The experts are not on the government Christmas card list, but then the U S Congress has banned the sale of some of these compounds, as unsafe.

The United States Congress banned these compounds despite universal agreement on their safety as a prescription drug or as nitrite-based room odorants, often misused as inhalants. But the U.S. Government’s own agencies agreed that these products are at least as safe as aspirin – and essentially safer.

And obviously safer than alcohol, cigarettes or bacon.

Though these products were banned, the truth prevails, as it always does.

Are Poppers Really Safe?

Why shouldn’t we use poppers to enhance our sex lives?

According to what various experts have said, there’s apparently very little reason to not use them.

Unless you drink it. Or pour it on your skin. Or put your cigarette out in it. Yes, it HAS been done. It’s all been done before.

If it gives you a headache or you can’t get an erection, open the window and take a deep breath.

(WARNING: Pfizer, the makers of Viagra, warn against mixing poppers and Viagra!)

In fact, the headache caused by excessive consumption is considered part of the safety of these compounds. This is the body’s way of saying you’ve had too much and it’s time to get some fresh air. It’s really that simple.

In rare cases, individuals may experience ‘syncope’.

Syncope is defined as a ‘transient lose of consciousness’ which ‘can occur in sensitive persons kept in a static upright position’ after inhalation.

This is the reason there have been no cases of intoxication. The chances of fainting are very slight, and the chances of fainting and remaining upright insignificant – nearly impossible.

In the unlikely even you should feel sick, lie down. But what reasonable adult needs to be told that?

The Joy of Poppers

So why then is it all about poppers?

For starters, the ultimate orgasm. Shooting off to the stars for a serene moment or two. In one beautiful word: vasodilation. In approximately two to three minute durations.

One is the lonliest number that you’ll ever know? Not with poppers! You and poppers, and some great porn, are the perfect combination for the safest sex possible! You’ll get some of the best orgasms ever with a good video or magazine and a bottle of RUSH in your hand.

Nothing for the ladies? Wrong. They love it, too. Listen to this eulogy.

RUSH Recreates the World’s Greatest Lovers!

It’s all about poppers because it’s been shown to be among the safest and most pleasurable compounds the world has ever seen.

According to many researchers, products like RUSH are the closest thing to a true aphrodisiac that exists today!