Charlie Horse on A Bike?


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Choctaw
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Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by Choctaw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:39 pm



I rode the bike yesterday for about 8 hours. Had a fantastic time. I went to beed and at about 3:00am I woke up screaming at the top of my lungs because I had a charlie horse in the calf. Ya know, the kind that feel like if the muscle doesn't stop, it's going to snap a leg bone? lol. Anyway it got me to thinking. WOW if I were to get a charlie horse while on the bike I would most likely be able to stop the bike but not so sure If I'd be able to pull over and then keep from dumping it on it's side. The question insterested me so I thought I would ask you fine folks here if you had ever gotten a charlie horse while on the bike and did you dump the bike because of it?



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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by C-dub » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:19 am

I've had a few here and there since early 80's. Back then I was riding across the country getting from one duty station to the next when I was only 18y riding that GS1100E. I've never had a one on a short ride, so I just rode it out. Stand up a bit and just stretch it out while riding.

Never dumped one because of a charlie horse or muscle cramp.
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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by mterraci » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:11 pm

I've not had that experience.

I'd try very hard to stop and land on the other leg so that the bike stayed upright. I do work on stopping using one leg or another just in case it's ever required.

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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 pm

I just stand up straight, or now with my Mick-O-Pegs, I just stand on those and straighten out completely leaning against the backrest....

you need to take some Potassium pills before you ride.
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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:58 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 pm
I just stand up straight, or now with my Mick-O-Pegs, I just stand on those and straighten out completely leaning against the backrest....

you need to take some Potassium pills before you ride.
Or...go eat a big helping of fries. Lots of potassium (potato) and electrolytes (salt - although not the best electrolyte).

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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Last Wednesday I stuffed some Potassium into my belly :mrgreen:

bunch of us met at Granny's Kitchen in Huntsville, AR
she throws out a mean feed.... I got the thin long stringy fries, really were tasty and smooth going down. :D
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Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

Post by Pam » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:55 pm

Few years ago I was on my way to a Dr. apointment because of pinched vertaba. I was feeling good so jumped on my Yamaha Venture. Off I go things are great feet out on the pegs. The pinched nerves caused extreem pain in my left leg and the foot pegs help with this. Now as I come into the town where the Dr. has his office there is a pretty good grade and I have to down shift. Problem is I can't get my foot off the peg. Had to grab my pants leg and lift my leg and get it back to the foor board so I could shift. By this time the bike was going pretty slow. Managed to shift andd carry on Luck I guess



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