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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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So this is a new thing for me but the last two times I took my bike out for a decent ride (like more than 20 miles), I've been fine the whole time. Get home, park the bike, and within 30 minutes all I want to do is nap. I'm used to this happening after a long cold ride but it's never occurred when the temps are up over 60 or so. Anyone else experience post ride fatigue and if so what do you do to combat it?

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Way to many variables to even guess at.

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I'm pretty tired at the end of a 500 mile day...

Hydration is less about what you drink today and more about what you drank yesterday. Drink lots of water. Eat breakfast (something healthy).

I don't drink enough water and drink way too much coffee (and vodka too) so if I have a hard day tomorrow I try to be good today and hydrate myself. I still like to stop and walk around every 100 to 120 miles just to stay more alert.

If you're getting tired after 20 miles, maybe it's just that riding relaxes you and takes away stress.

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Allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans, and fatigue is a common side effect.

Consider how much air is going up your nose and the various particles that can be affecting you physically.

20 miles of various types of air... dusty, dirty, musty, and so on.

Taking a non-drowsy antihistamine an hour before you ride could help.
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Anyone else experience post ride fatigue and if so what do you do to combat it?
Yea, I experience it. I just take a nap



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I think you're just bored..should find something else to do.and should give me your motorcycle...

On the serious side....I have heard that some people just get sleepy from fresh air/wind. are you sleeping well at night ?
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I'm thinking it's one of two things...
1] Trade the bike in for a new ride..
2] Take a nap, And enjoy it...

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Now I'm not sure what your setup is (since I'm using the phone app and mine doesn't say), but I noticed for myself in the past, when I didn't have a windshield/fairing I was more tired after every ride. So I contribute much of that to my body taking a beating from the wind as I rode. Now that I have an XC I don't have that problem post ride at all, due to the wind blockage.

Just my input, but everyone else's comments are big factors as well.
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Thanks for the comments guys, some good insight. Hydration is a factor I had not previously considered so I might just try chugging a bit more water on the regular to see if that helps. The bike has a windscreen when needed (it did yesterday but no on my previous longer ride) so I don't know that wind is a major contributor but it could be. Allergies are a definite factor but I'm on a daily antihistamine whether I ride or not. I definitely have not been sleeping well over the last few weeks which has left me more tired in general than normal so maybe the riding just exacerbates that condition. All things I will have to look into and see what I can do to improve.

As for being bored, nah, I love my bikes and riding in general. Each one has a specific use and gets ridden the way it was meant to be. The vic is for slower rides or 2-up with the mrs. and the honda and aprilia come out when I want to hoon a bit.

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