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post #11 of 21 Old 11-05-2012, 10:07 PM
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I'm jealous! I need some ride time! I wanted to tonight, but i worked late. And it's not looking good tomorrow, gotta go stand in a long line to go put in my vote. I'll be glad when all these campaigns are over!
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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I am not able to sit three hours without taking a short walk break. But I am much older than you, I would guess. The ol' knees to be straightened and worked a bit from time to time by walking.
i am 16 instead of getting off i stand up in the saddle to stretch my legs. for some reason when i ride, my feet always get cold and they never warm back up. then a few of my toes go numb ! i dont know why. that and my ankles hurt later on in the ride probably because i am putting too muck weight in them but not noticing it. when i look at other riders, their ankles have a slight downward slant, but mine are very slanted, but the stirrups are the right length

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post #13 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 09:07 AM
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the ride was really fun and you will be able to go on another long ride soon and hopefuly you will do better
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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this time i will pay attention to where i am putting my weight! i was thinking we could to the aqueduct again, going from the small one, across the RR tracks and on the big aqueduct. that would be a good hour ride and this time we can do some trotting along that straight- away

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 01:09 PM
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that would be nice sence it is to longe just to walk like we did the other time
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post #16 of 21 Old 11-11-2012, 10:20 PM
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When on long rides, I will often take my feet out of the stirrups to rotate my ankles when in a safe spot. I don't stand up too much because of the weight it puts on my feet. I can be in the saddle over an hour without even realizing it! Longest ride I've been on was 8 hours. That was a pretty amazing trip!

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post #17 of 21 Old 11-12-2012, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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i wore taller winter boots this past weekend on an hour trail ride. my ankles did a lot better (they were still a little sore in the end) and my posting was a lot smoother
~wow 8 hours, i dont know if i could do that. maybe on a good day 5 hours

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post #18 of 21 Old 11-13-2012, 08:19 PM
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Try stirrup turners for the western saddles or jointed ones for english. They are WONDERFUL at relieving knee and ankle pressure. Worst case... Your out $25. Chuck them, put them on a guest saddle or giving them to a friend! ;)
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post #19 of 21 Old 11-13-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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what do they do?

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i am 16 instead of getting off i stand up in the saddle to stretch my legs. for some reason when i ride, my feet always get cold and they never warm back up. then a few of my toes go numb ! i dont know why. that and my ankles hurt later on in the ride probably because i am putting too muck weight in them but not noticing it. when i look at other riders, their ankles have a slight downward slant, but mine are very slanted, but the stirrups are the right length
Try relaxing your legs a bit more. When I'm in the saddle I just let my legs hang and do all the work :) My heels go down from muscle memory so I don't have to worry about that.
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