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gspjute seb-stott's article
Dec 20, 2022 at 9:01Dec 20, 2022
Are Elite Athletes At Higher Risk Of Heart Problems & Premature Death?
As an individual with diagnosed HCM, the risk is real. I used to have boundless energy and would make a jump out of the smallest of rocks on any ride. I could also eat my weight in whatever fatty foods I wanted and never gain weight. When I turned 24-25, I seemed to slow down. I figured it was simply due to getting old. I stopped enjoying riding my bike for a time, longing for the times when adrenaline fueled each ride with speed and spontaneity. Instead, my riding became more of a "I'll hit that next time", or "I'm too tired today". After my siblings having experienced heart symptoms (one died of sudden cardiac arrhythmia), I consulted with a cardiologist and electrophysiologist who both recommended an ICD (as described above). My wife was scared spitless for me, however, I looked at it as a new potential outlook on life. I went into surgery with a resting heart rate of 38 bpm (at 1pm) and came out with a 'doctored' resting rate of 60 bpm. I came out of surgery like I had just drank a redbull, with loads of energy and I was super hungry. While my energy still isn't quite what it used to be, it is night and day different from just before my surgery. After going easy for a time, I have the full green light from my doctor to ride my bike and even race. I have had to realign my likes of riding to not long for the days when I could go full out for 5 minutes straight to slay a downhill trail. That's not possible anymore. But I have still found joy in riding my bike by focusing on the fact that I can still ride and still have fun at a slower pace. I ride confidently knowing that the last thing to give out on my ride (with my ICD) is my heart.
gspjute mikelevy's article
Nov 19, 2021 at 10:03Nov 19, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 90 - Is Supre the Future of Trouble-Free Drivetrains? (with Cedric Eveleigh of Lal Bikes)
Just say it - the 'person within the industry introducing you to bike companies' is RC.
gspjute nicob's article
Nov 6, 2021 at 9:02Nov 6, 2021
Video: 12 Year Old Sacha Brizin Searches for Steep in Andorra
Not sure why you posted this here and it's not completely accurate. You failed to mentioned that he ALSO said in his videos that he always has reactions to whatever 'shot' he gets, which indicates a probable undiagnosed condition. There is always choice. Kyle said he made the choice and as far as I can tell from his comments on his videos, other than hindsight being 20-20, I don't think he has regrets as getting the actual virus would most likely have resulted in the same symptoms.
gspjute todd's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 14:19Nov 4, 2021
New Trailforks Map Layers
But will it make me faster?
gspjute SRSuntour's article
Oct 15, 2021 at 8:43Oct 15, 2021
Video: SR Suntour Welcomes Tayte Proulx Royds to the Team
Are there no Friday Fails today because we are assuming that the Redbull Rampage stream will just be all fails?
gspjute pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 9:12Oct 12, 2021
Red Bull Rampage Fantasy Contest: Win a RockShox Zeb Ultimate
Semenuk Tom Van St Vestavik
gspjute jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 9:10Oct 12, 2021
Video: Putting Red Bull Rampage in Perspective
Looks like they rewrote the ending to be a little happier than it actually panned out. I prefer the antagonist approach.
gspjute jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 1, 2021 at 9:25Oct 1, 2021
Bike Check: Joe Nation's Pole Prototype EWS Race Bike
Is he the first one to put that Pole between his legs?
gspjute pnwcomponents's article
Aug 3, 2021 at 9:38Aug 3, 2021
Video: Cody Kelley Gets Drifty on Dusty Trails in 'Drop Into Summer'
"Into the Utah Foothills". None of those trails are considered to be in the Utah foothills. If you know, you know!
gspjute brianpark's article
Jul 14, 2021 at 15:51Jul 14, 2021
Letter from the Editor: Pinkbike’s Next Chapter with Outside
@mikelevy: I knew it!!!