Have you ever puked while riding your bike?

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stefb
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cburch and I were discussing this the other day. I never have. He has. Maybe I never went all out to the point where it induced vomiting. Anyone have any stories they would like to share?


Anonymous #

I’m sitting here grinning at the idea that you haven’t yet gone all out, given everything you’ve accomplished, Stef! I have never puked, but lately I have begun yawning uncontrollably when I’m pushing hard (which is disconcerting). :)


stefb
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I think reddan and I had a discussion where I said I could easily puke on him, as I ride an upright and he rides a recumbent.. He is just at the right level to receive my chunks. It never happened though. Not even on the DD training rides.


cburch
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Go harder. It will.


mr marvelous
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I’ve puked riding but it was because I was sick, really sick.


TeamDecaf
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Never puked. No plans to puke. Sounds like it would make a good story though.


flyS564
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While hungover?…

Different causes but, I actually get severe motion sickness while driving sometimes and have vomited before coming to a complete stop several times. That sounds scary being a cyclist so I have taken it very seriously and finally seem to have it under control 3 years later with a one time nasal spray and air injection next. It’s being treated as migraine fragments even though I don’t get a headache.

I got very ill my second or third time mountain biking last year and curled up into a ball when I got home. I was about 5 minutes from puking because I wasn’t used to flying through trees but haven’t had that happen again.


Anonymous #

I usually make it home first. ;)


helen s
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The yawning may be a physical mechanism to void excess carbon dioxide.

Never puked while cycling, nor while running (where I pushed myself to the max a lot) but in HS used to puke after every track race. All out does not necessarily induce vomiting in everyone every time.

I did fall asleep on the bike once- long day, boring stuffy night class, woke up in a swerve on the other side of the road.


Anonymous #

never while riding, but i did puke just after finishing the Pedel PGH metric century. somewhere about halfway through the ride i developed hiccups and had intermittent hiccups throughout the second half of the ride. kinda felt nauseous/terrible at various points in the ride. once we got back to the southside works, i got off my bike, used a porta-potty, walked around behind the porta-potty and promptly threw up. felt much better afterward.


Anonymous #

never while riding, but i did puke just after finishing the Pedel PGH metric century. somewhere about halfway through the ride i developed hiccups and had intermittent hiccups throughout the second half of the ride. kinda felt nauseous/terrible at various points in the ride. once we got back to the southside works, i got off my bike, used a porta-potty, walked around behind the porta-potty and promptly threw up. felt much better afterward.


Anonymous #

Never puked. I once went for a long lonely morning ride and didn’t get enough calories. I became very hypoglycemic and nearly passed out by the time I got home. I ended up collapsing on the floor with a banana and started seeing double out of one eye.


StuInMcCandless
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Once, ages ago, 49 miles into a 50-mile ride. Badly dehydrated, undernourished. I learned from the experience.


pinky
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Nope, but I’ve come close after a hard ride on a very very hot day. But that might have been more heat exhaustion afterward.


ajbooth
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When I first started riding regularly again, I rode up a small hill near my home and stopped halfway up to leave my lunch behind. I laugh at that now when I pass that same hill. Also lost it on Sycamore once, about three years ago. I attribute that to bad lunch planning.


ajbooth
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RoadKillen
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Our HS track team had a special club for this.


Vannevar
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Twice, actually.


Erica
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Never during a ride, but on a particularly hot day two summers ago, I had a huge order of pad thai for lunch, and then biked about 6 miles (through oakland and southside, over to thick). Walked in the door, told the guy at the counter (don’t remember who it was) what I needed, then said, “Do have a bathroom where I can go throw up?”


Anonymous #

I came pretty close over the summer – it was one of those 90 degree days. Eating sushi and drinking sake in the Waterfront and then climbing through Braddock to Squirrel Hill is not recommended. Luckily, made it to the top of Forbes and got a cold water just in time.


helen s
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“Our HS track team had a special club for this.”

When I coached HS XC, I gave out coupons for a free ice cream cone to anyone who puked at practice or a race to elimate the negative stigma and encourage the runners to not be afraid to really push themselves.


unicyclemike
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Cyclocross racing with the flu. Only made it one lap before my lunch was lost. Not fun.


Anonymous #

Never did it during ride or my t&f carrier. not everyone does it.


Benzo
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Almost puked during some of the final climbs at the Hilly Billy Roubaix. Didn’t puke, but felt like I was going to loose it for like an hour afterwards. I forced down a couple slices of pizza because my body really needed it. I couldn’t even enjoy a beer after 7.5 hours of riding.


chefjohn
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yep. several times while riding home up noblestown road. each time i happened to be on my fixie. let me tell you it’s a trick puking while pedaling. you have to go right or left, if you go straight ahead it gets all over your legs. and don’t get me started on what happens when puke hits a spinning front wheel!


Ron
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Never. Though, I have had tunnel vision badly.


floggingdavy
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I have one time. I was riding to ohiopyle from pgh on the gap trail. i didnt eat for way too long then consumed a pound of cheese. i rode that gap between connellsville and ohiopyle while vomiting and eventually dry heaving. lesson learned.


noah11677
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Yep, Summee just hit and Im used to doing this long 8 Mile path, unfortunately I forgot its been months since I lasted biked on the route and pushed myself to the end of it thinking I could handle it, ended up pulling over and puking up a bunch of water close to the end of it.

After I puked though it felt like I just started biking again and all my energy came back to me, I don’t understand how or why Puking made me feel that way but it did and I got home.


paulheckbert
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It’s fun when a great topic comes back up again.


zzwergel
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Why would someone puke while riding a bike?


Mikhail
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Getting above lactate threshold usually causes it. Especially if individual has not been trained to tolerate it. There are some individuals genetically blessed who can tolerated real high numbers.


noah11677
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Well, today I went on the same route and even did a little more than last time, didnt puke. I think I puked from not eating because when i did puke, it was like pure water. Lesson learnes


StuInMcCandless
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Reading back through this years old thread, I recall that one experience. Late October, 50 hilly miles. I’d been getting jittery for a while. I should have fed myself better. I should have gotten something to drink somewhere. I thought I’d make it back to campus. I was running out of light, too, so didn’t want to stop. Almost made it. Almost. Could actually see my dorm from where I pulled off. I didn’t pass out, but did have to lighten load somewhat. That task attended to, I got back on and completed the trip.

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