Rode for only for 22 miles Sat, at 80. When I got off, my left hand cramped. Could not move thumb for ten minutes. Is it sciatica, age?
What do I do? I went 280 miles at 80 mph with only one briefer in Gilbert. I didn't have cramping. Tired, Yes. I'm also 62, I've had hip cramps that just came on suddenly. History of RA in my family . Those of Scandinavian blood get it.
Yes AZ. It was only 78 in Mormon Lake where I camped but got up to 109 on I-17.
Thanks for all the Great answers.
I do carry plenty of frozen water I drink, as it thaws, at stops. No stops on I-10 ?
Except You, don. Are you and Pearl competing for Dumbest? "see a doctor" I would IF I had medical. It would be $400.month.
- BillLv 47 months agoFavorite Answer
Normal, for us older riders. Comes with age, holding the same hand position for a longer time, and gripping too hard.
If you feel yourself tensing up, just consciously relax. If you can, flex your hand by making a fist then opening up.
Also, stay hydrated. Assume the Gilbert you mentioned is in Arizona so you were riding in the heat.
- The DevilLv 77 months ago
80 years old, 80 MPH, or 80 degrees fahrenheit? See a doctor. All the left hand has to do is hold on and operate the clutch. Your right hand, I hope is OK.
- STEPHENLv 77 months ago
Sciatica has nothing to do with the thumb. The sciatic nerve goes to the leg.
- Tim DLv 77 months ago
Guessing – you are gripping too tight, it really is not necessary.
Or you need to adjust your diet to have less salt and more hydration.
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- fuzzyLv 67 months ago
Bit of both. Left hand easy solution - take hand off the grip & open close it a few times every few minutes - right hand a little trickier but can be done (with care)
- Candid ChrisLv 77 months ago
Too much pressure on your carpal nerve (carpal syndrome)).
Relax your grip and use a little CBD or horse leniment to relax the pressure before and after you ride.
I use a horse liniment called Absorbine gel, works for my 69yo body.Source(s): Riding/racing for 55+ yrs.
- JetDocLv 77 months ago
Get some soft handgrips or wear padded gloves that will absorb some of the vibration.
- RonLv 77 months ago
It's called tension