Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

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Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby sigorman85 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:20 pm

I had 2 glasses of wine last night and woke up with the worst hangover what's that all about? I used to go out every weekend on the binge and sink drinks no problem . Now that I haven't been going out drinking that much and been going out most Sundays for a ride and watching what I eat it now I'm a bit fitter I can't drink for poo poo

Anyone else had this problem
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:44 pm

Yep.

The beginnings of old age.

Less beer = more money to spend on bikes anyway.

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby sigorman85 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 13:19 pm

True lol I'm only 27
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 17:30 pm

I'm convinced that i'd be some sort of racing snake if i didn't drink...
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Rushmore » Sat Nov 10, 2012 18:04 pm

People are cyclists and also drink???
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 18:07 pm

I've had 10 weeks off it. Don't feel any better.

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby sigorman85 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 19:26 pm

Have a few then say it in the morning
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby MountainMonster » Sat Nov 10, 2012 19:48 pm

A few beers sees me very well off, so luckily I never have any hangovers. I find a beer every now and then very nice, but just hate the calories it has.

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby chazkayak » Sat Nov 10, 2012 20:06 pm

ah, the beer diet debate!!!! I love my beer and find I ride faster when pissed!!! In fact at thia years mega I had a few nights on the wee-wee spent a couple of hours in bed got up and thouroughly enjoyed myself.....without falling off.
The only downside was the hangover and not being able to ride all day......you hit the wall big style!!!!

I am now trying to cut down how much I drink and dieting and exercising more.......the downside is that I just dont feel as fit as I should. I feel sluggish and get tired too easily. It makes me want to ditch the healthy living all together!!!!

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Murphybarnes » Sat Nov 10, 2012 21:13 pm

It's age pure and simple. Used to quaff like Richard Burton the night before dialysis. Almost overnight I felt like I was having a stroke. Had paramedics standing over me shouting " clear", and all because I can't handle my hooch anymore. Decided to put the Sancerre on the back burner, bought myself a Voodoo and started banging out the miles for the first time since I proudly walked out of the bike shop with my Claude Butler Pagan in '89.

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Roostoids » Sun Nov 11, 2012 14:04 pm

Leffe Blonde. That is all.
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby JayKay3000 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 17:42 pm

I don't miss the drink really. I have a few with friends now and again if it's a friends birthday or an important occasion, but I just don't find I can really afford to go out drinking every weekend as I've got bills to pay and getting around to trails does tend to mean I spend more time at the petrol pumps. We split the bill or we have a drink as a reward after the ride, but nothing heavy. Friends have got families and that sucks up the spare cash or work so much you just sometimes want to chill with your gf. We tend to be social in our hobbies rather than at the pub.

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Woodmonkey » Sun Nov 11, 2012 20:36 pm

If you don't drink how do stop the shaking in the morning?
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 08:18 am

It was probably the rohypnal after-effects...

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby EH_Rob » Mon Nov 12, 2012 09:10 am

I rode with a stinking hangover on Saturday, and as well as not being able to concentrate properly I was constantly paranoid about falling off. Not pleasant!

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Mccraque » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:23 am

Nonsense.

I did a 12 hour binge at Twickenham on Saturday and then got up and raced the Gorrick yesterday.

Mind you...I felt shoot and cramped up badly. :shock:

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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby pilch » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:12 am

Red wine, in moderation is actually quite good for you... my problem is moderating it
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby Newfish » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:45 am

I've almost stopped drinking now so that I enjoy my weekend rides that little bit more. Lost almost a stone I recon as well. Did have a proper bender saturday night though and plan to do my biggest ride yet tomorrow...we shall see how this works out. :D
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby sigorman85 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:02 pm

Some good stories here!
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Re: Alcohol is bad news when getting fitter

Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 02:23 am

I used to be a 6/7 pint a night and then a massive binge on a Saturday from the age of 18 to 23. Then my Kidney took a massive dislike to all the booze and i ended up cutting the booze for 2 years and started smoking instead. Although the smoking is more social than regular thing or as a reward after a good ride or after work etc.

I have started drinking again but in moderation or with a meal. Maybe have a glass or two of wine with te missus when we're off and maybe a night out once a month. But if im drinking i now have two bevvies then a glass of water.

And girlfriend tells me to wee-wee off out on the bike to get rid of a hangover while she has a whip round th house with a hoover :)


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