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post #1 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question 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?
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 10:37 PM
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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! haha!

All leads up to the time they make, with every step that wild horse takes.. It's a gamble , she can handle, 'cause he's her leap of faith.'
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-07-2013, 10:44 PM
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Yup! I think its cause I'm out of shape :)
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It just annoying lol
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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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.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
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Had that last night!! breathing always helps me
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Is it possible that you could have a stress related ulcer?
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-21-2013, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I think its cause Im out of shape lol. I havent been riding to much so thats probably what it is. Lol.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM
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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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