Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some Cycling Questions.....

Why is it ALWAYS a headwind? We leave from camp and do a loop ride, coming back to the same location. And the wind is ALWAYS in our faces. Hubby says the phenomenon is the same on the golf course.

And something else I've always wondered about. It may have a physiological explanation, but I'm baffled by it.

Why do I hunch my shoulders when I ride? It takes energy to work those muscles. My muscles are already tired. Wouldn't it be better for them if they just relaxed? The more tired I am, the more I hunch my shoulders. Why is that?

I've also heard some of the dancers on Dancing with the Stars be admonished for not relaxing their shoulders. I can understand that.....they're probably nervous. But I'm not nervous on my bike. I'm just TIRED. So why do I use ADDITIONAL energy to hunch my shoulders into an abnormal position? Hmmmm...

2 comments:

Debateur said...

I so feel your pain about the headwinds. When I used to do the touring I seemed to be cursed with the same issue time and time again.

MamaNeena said...

You are a strange and wonderful friend. Plus, I'm scared of you cause your thighs could probably snap me like a twig. Ha!