Weird cycling side effect.

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by nowtheworld, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. nowtheworld

    nowtheworld New Member

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    I've just started getting into road racing, so I dunno if this is anything unusual.
    I find that during and after a particularly hard session the skin on my lips kinda melts and comes off, as a really sticky mess. Slightly bizarre I thought, but i can't think why, or any way to stop it, so if I'm not careful, I'll end up with no lips as i seem to lose four layers of skin off them every time i really go for it.

    Any suggestions? :confused:
     
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  2. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    chap stick? Never heard of that happening. Maybe a doctor would know...I seriously have no clue.
     
  3. Long5686

    Long5686 New Member

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    If your seriously losing that much skin definately go to a doctor. That just doesnt sound right.
     
  4. Daremo

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    Are you hydrated enough??? Sounds like a serious concern. Go see a doctor .....
     
  5. Weisse Luft

    Weisse Luft New Member

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    If its skin, it will come off in sheets, leaving the lips chapped, sore or otherwise tender.

    The slime you get off your lips is a bit of skin cells mixed with salivia, sweat and road dust. Gross but not a problem.

    BTW, the skin regenerates rapidly.
     
  6. zaskar

    zaskar New Member

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    Dont panic!! IT'S GU mouth! only meens your not hydrated, and a combo of what you drink on the bike. i had the same problem till i got the right drink that i can drink, when the drink gets warm (ACCELERADE TO NASTY) i also drink a few bottles of sports drink few hours before i ride then 1 20oz bottle an hour on the bike. Then a few more bottles after the ride. the sports drink i swear by is POWER BAR LIME its good cold or warm mixes very well and is not sticky and sweet. IMO sports drinks with protien don't work well on the bike.
     
  7. nowtheworld

    nowtheworld New Member

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    Thing is, I do drink a lot of water. I don't drink anything else. I quit drinking a while ago and I just drink only water now. I usually drink about 12 pints of water every day, and when cycling i drink two 500ml (i think thats probably 20 ounce, but not a fucking clue really) bottles every 2 and a half hours or so, though it all depends on the energy put into the ride and the amount of hills and their gradient.

    Cheers for the input, sounds like it's nothing to worry about particularly.
     
  8. sfean

    sfean New Member

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    yeah, my lips are slimmy right now, i just rode for 2 hours.
     
  9. zaskar

    zaskar New Member

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    It is realy important to drink a sports drink for proper hydration on the bike and perhaps before. the reason is when you sweat you lose sodium and potassium and other minerals your body needs, only water does not supply this and can make matters worse. also your body realy does not wanna process plain water when excersing it mostly stays in the gut, you need a 6-8% carb solution drink, just give it a try mate peace.
     
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