Road Map Calves

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  • Wes Hodgson 5y

    Braaaainz
  • blah mc blah 5y

    What is this??
  • Hugger Industries 5y

    That's a pain cave waiting to open up on a climb and suck you into a dark place where it hurts.
  • Matt Nish-Lapidus 5y

    no really, what is that?
  • Wes Hodgson 5y

    I'm gonna go with: a heinously well honed cardiovascular system. :)
  • Hugger Industries 5y

    You're not riding with very fast people if you haven't seen that yet.
  • blah mc blah 5y

    i dont want to get any faster if this could possibly happen to my beautiful not lumpy calves.. :(
  • datajunkie314 5y

    It's called varicose veins. It happens when the valves in your veins fail to keep the blood from flowing backward against gravity and the veins become enlarged from blood pooling. Things that will increase the risk of getting varicose veins are genetics, obesity, pregnancy, taking hormones, leg injury, standing for prolonged periods of time, and old age. I'm assuming it happens in cyclist racers because of prolonged strenuous leg exertion. The average cyclists doesn't have to worry about it. In fact regular exercise that stimulates circulation can help prevent it. I've heard that having a cooling down period after pounding on your bike can help prevent this as it keeps blood flowing instead of pooling after you collapsing.
  • Hugger Industries 5y

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