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Down side to cycling?(4 posts)

Down side to cycling?mackgoo
May 10, 2002 1:55 PM
After staying fit all winter with the cross bike, and losing about 35 Lbs in the process I'm starting to notice alot of viens in my legs. Many bulge. Any way at 43 I think they look cool. At 60 will I still feel that way.
Are vericose viens a common problem with old cyclists?
Hell no!b_spiwak
May 10, 2002 2:00 PM
Vericose veins happen because of a lack of blood circulation to the legs. The blood goes into the legs, but then can't come back up, causing the veins to "bloat" and generally look really nasty. Of course, this isn't the case with cycling; if anything, cycling helps ciculation to the legs, thus reducing the chance of getting varicose veins. From experience, the veins you see popping up in your legs will go away if you stop riding for a month or so.

I'm sure your legs will look really cool now that veins are popping out. Just don't forget to shave!
i love my leg veins...dustin73
May 10, 2002 6:59 PM
especially the ones that are right above the knee...those are my favorite. wish i could justify shaving...
Weightlifters call it "vascularity" ...Humma Hah
May 10, 2002 2:32 PM
... are very proud of it, and show it off.