Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Wrath Rob » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:02 am

cyclingprop wrote:
fossyant wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:Permanently knotted left shoulder. Very sore - currently lying on tennis balls. Not managing to get as many miles in as I need to at the moment :(:(


Go to the GP, get a referral to a pain specialist. Steroid injections worked awesome on my trigger points in my back and trapezius. Other option is a good physio. Had both though. The physio helped, the steroids sorted it.


It's coming to that, I think.

I'm just getting over something very similar. Physio, stretching and specific exercise has worked wonders.

Dr. Rob's recommended cure is a new bike. Nothing like a shiny new toy to motivate you out into the cold and dark! Mine should be arriving in the next couple of week :mrgreen:
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby fossyant » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:10 am

50 minutes sat in traffic for 6 miles. I'm getting the bike out tomorrow despite knackered under carriage.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Il Principe » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:19 am

No harm in taking some time off. I didn't ride this Saturday, just couldn't be arsed. Normally I get in a right mard if I've not ridden over the weekend, but if you don't feel like it then don't bother. Soon you'll wake up to a crisp sunny winter morning and find your mojo has returned.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby DrLex » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:21 am

fossyant wrote:50 minutes sat in traffic for 6 miles. I'm getting the bike out tomorrow despite knackered under carriage.


Dropper post would seem a sensible mod.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Greg T » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:28 am

Got on the bike this morning, feeling pretty good, by the end of my road I knew that the engine was unresponsive . . .

Sometimes the atmospherics are just wrong and nothing feels right.
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby rjsterry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:12 pm

Main engines off-line here, too. I am mostly a slow-ar$e b**** at the moment. It'll pass.
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby De Sisti » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:26 pm

I'm 6 weeks post op from this. Still very stiff, no riding, no circuit training
and getting unfit by the day. Still got at least another 4 weeks off work though.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby notsoblue » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:34 pm

Takes me a good 15-20 mins to warm up in this weather, and long rides aren't very attractive! Still, it makes me really appreciate spring and summer when they eventually come around...

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:01 pm

Veronese68 wrote:
vermin wrote:A lack of nutty espresso, ongoing negotiations with LV Insurance and Wheelies (there is light at the end of the tunnel, though :D ), and a string of pathetic illnesses culminated in me being dropped from my group in the Dynamo RP ride on Saturday. And then being dropped again by the following group. I'm trying to convince myself that it was because I was riding a far-too-small-for-me Bianchi instead of a jet-powered super bike, but I fear this is going to be a tough winter...

I saw on Strava you'd been on Alice's bike. Not knowing who Alice is I had a picture of you trying to ride the kids bike you posted a picture of round RP, made me chuckle.


:lol:

The truth is not so dissimilar.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby cyclingprop » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:30 pm

Wrath Rob wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:
fossyant wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:Permanently knotted left shoulder. Very sore - currently lying on tennis balls. Not managing to get as many miles in as I need to at the moment :(:(


Go to the GP, get a referral to a pain specialist. Steroid injections worked awesome on my trigger points in my back and trapezius. Other option is a good physio. Had both though. The physio helped, the steroids sorted it.


It's coming to that, I think.

I'm just getting over something very similar. Physio, stretching and specific exercise has worked wonders.

Dr. Rob's recommended cure is a new bike. Nothing like a shiny new toy to motivate you out into the cold and dark! Mine should be arriving in the next couple of week :mrgreen:


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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Cafewanda » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:52 pm

I am glad to know it's not just me then :D

No problems getting on the bike, it's getting out the door to go to work or moving from the sofa to do 'stuff' that's the problem. I could cheerfully sleep through to March but, apparently, I can't get that on the NHS :roll:

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby SteppenHerring » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:13 pm

I can't get motivated either. And I have 7 months to lose a shedload of weight and gain a ton of fitness before taking on the Alps.

This morning, looked out and there was thick fog. Didn't fancy the fast dual carriageway section in low visibility so decided to take the car and hit snooze. The karma fairy, of course, put two massive traffic jams in my way making me extremely late.
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby okgo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:28 pm

I have a twitching right eye, sleeping problems, a car that is about to cost me as much as a new powermeter and I'm still marginally upbeat considering the time of year.

However in past years, this time of year is a bit dull, but soon the work parties and what not will start and it will be fine. IMO Jan-March is the proper depressing time.
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby alansd1980 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:39 pm

SteppenHerring wrote:I can't get motivated either. And I have 7 months to lose a shedload of weight and gain a ton of fitness before taking on the Alps.

This morning, looked out and there was thick fog. Didn't fancy the fast dual carriageway section in low visibility so decided to take the car and hit snooze. The karma fairy, of course, put two massive traffic jams in my way making me extremely late.



We must cross paths at some point, I start in Banstead and go down the A217. This morning wasnt too bad once you were out in it, visability a lot better than 2 weeks ago!
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby jockywilson » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:00 pm

Am struggling today due to stomach bug over the weekend and still not 100%, so got the train today for the first time since July. Generally though commuting's been a struggle over the past 3 weeks or so due to baby number 2 being up every two hours through the night, which in turn wakes up baby number 1....... One of the downsides of getting the Garmin is that I'm now constantly 'behind' on my commute course to and from work each day and keep getting beaten by my former, sleep rested self.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby mudcow007 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:04 pm

De Sisti wrote:I'm 6 weeks post op from this. Still very stiff, no riding, no circuit training
and getting unfit by the day. Still got at least another 4 weeks off work though.


is that your weiner in that xray>!> :shock:
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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:12 pm

mudcow007 wrote:
De Sisti wrote:I'm 6 weeks post op from this. Still very stiff, no riding, no circuit training
and getting unfit by the day. Still got at least another 4 weeks off work though.


is that your weiner in that xray>!> :shock:

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby supersonic » Mon Nov 05, 2012 16:20 pm

Try a light box - sounds daft but they do work.

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby DrLex » Mon Nov 05, 2012 18:11 pm

supersonic wrote:Try a light box - sounds daft but they do work.


And if it doesn't, stick it in a cupboard & grow a herbal treatment?

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Re: Winter blues? I am just so meh at the moment

Postby Paul E » Mon Nov 05, 2012 18:25 pm

This is the time when I usually pick up a nasty chest infection and my asthma starts doing it's best to stop me riding but this year I have got all that out of the way and came through with reasonable fitness apart from a few dips where I felt lifeless.

Got lots to look forward to in the next couple of months.
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