Bicycling Relieves Back Pain,and I can attest to that. Good morning all,
I went to Ireland with my brother and his wife on July fourth through July twelve.
Riding our bikes for significant mileage each day. I made it only to 14 miles the first day,out of 32. I almost made it half way. I have a severe lung disease
COPD, chronic obstructive lung disease. In Europe and elsewhere it is known as; Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. And I have exercise induced Asthma, lucky me, huh?
The reason I stopped at 14 miles is, well when my lips turned blue and my lungs felt like exploding,I figured it's time to stop.
I rode every day to only either 14-16 miles per day.
I would stop when my fingernails turned blue,my lips would be blue too.
I was elated to feel my lower upper and cervical spines felt no pain all week. It wasn't until a week after coming home that I felt the back pain again.
For this reason,I plan to buy a used "Hybrid" mountain bike. A hybrid bike is the same as the regular mountain bike except the tires are different more like a wide ten speed bikes tire.
Edited by: JOCKO56BEER at: 7/23/2009 (08:29)
Take care and be well. John/New York