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kavalon 01-05-2013 02:36 AM

Side ache while riding
 
Hi, most of the time when I ride I get a crazy painful side ache Im just wondering if this happenes to anyone else and if so do you have anyways of getting rid of it?

DukeTinCans1313 01-07-2013 10:37 PM

Yes, happens to me sometimes! But usually only when I havent ridden in a while! :p I just wait for it to go away by its self! :D haha!

Spotted 01-07-2013 10:44 PM

Yup! I think its cause I'm out of shape :)

kavalon 01-07-2013 11:17 PM

It just annoying lol
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Saddlebag 01-09-2013 12:41 PM

You have to be sure you are riding balance, side to side that the top of your hips are parallel to the ground. Many riders don't and compensate by dropping a shoulder. Instead of the hips and shoulders appearing like the letter I, it looks like > when someone looks at you from behind.

mls 01-09-2013 01:10 PM

It's the same issue as a runners side cramp.

B R E A T H.

Seriously - remember to relax and take deep breaths and it will go away.

live to ride 01-10-2013 05:09 PM

Had that last night!! breathing always helps me

LadyDreamer 01-20-2013 11:56 PM

Is it possible that you could have a stress related ulcer?
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kavalon 01-21-2013 01:11 AM

I think its cause Im out of shape lol. I havent been riding to much so thats probably what it is. Lol.

LexusK 01-21-2013 09:14 PM

Check your balance and position. It could be possible you are collapsing your inside rib cage forcing your balance into your outside leg/stirrup. This can be an annoying habit and can cause mild aches.

Most riders who collapse on their inside rib-cage also do it when they are driving a car. It can be a difficult habit to break but once a rider overcomes it, it drastically improves their balance :)


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