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Old 12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #466
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Altitude Secrets

I've lived at 10,000 ft in Peru for many years and ridden as high as almost 17,000 ft. Like Monk said, if the sun is shining you will feel it actually warm, but by 3 pm everything changes! The wind picks up and the temperature begins to drop. It's not only altitude, but it is the desert and there is a difference of up to 45 degrees F between sunny day and breezy night!

On the altitude, the best thing I can tell you is EAT LIGHT and drink LOTS. I try to stay away from any altitude medicines. Coca tea works great. So does ALOT of air intake to get enough O2. Make sure you get a facefull of air as you ride. And breathe deep. NO ALCOHOL until after the high altitudes! You will regret ANY amount!

Altitude can also impair judgement. It's like drinking and driving. You may forget what you just did or were about to do. You take risks because you don't recognize any dangers. Reaction time is slower too, so back off a bit and give yourself plenty of margin. I was hoping you would come up to Cuzco for a few days so you could see how you responded to the altitude on a moto, but resting in a quiet place for the days before the race will have its benefits too.

Muscles need O2 also. When your lungs don't get enough, then your muscles don't either and you get cramps. Stretch and move all your muscles as you ride. Keep your muscles warm, especially the legs, even after you get off the bike.

Hope that helps! We will be there cheering you on the first 4 days! (that's for the 12 of us who will be cheering!)

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #467
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Paypal help.... and a free bump!

Lyndon - I was wanting to support you and purchase a Large LPR Synthetic T-shirt for $31pounds (approx. $49 Canadian). I'm having trouble with paypal (plus my computer/paypal incompetence) - as when I click on the paypal link just goes to the site with no detail on the package I want to purchase.

Can I just paypal transfer the $49 Canadian (or US$ - all the same to me!) to your email address:
lyndon@lyndonposkittracing.com

or do I need to find another computer with a different browser?

Thanks - and good luck!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #468
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Lyndon - I was wanting to support you and purchase a Large LPR Synthetic T-shirt for $31pounds (approx. $49 Canadian). I'm having trouble with paypal (plus my computer/paypal incompetence) - as when I click on the paypal link just goes to the site with no detail on the package I want to purchase.

Can I just paypal transfer the $49 Canadian (or US$ - all the same to me!) to your email address:
lyndon@lyndonposkittracing.com

or do I need to find another computer with a different browser?

Thanks - and good luck!!!!!!!!!
Plus 1, also having trouble sending money.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #469
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Lyndon - I was wanting to support you and purchase a Large LPR Synthetic T-shirt for $31pounds (approx. $49 Canadian). I'm having trouble with paypal (plus my computer/paypal incompetence) - as when I click on the paypal link just goes to the site with no detail on the package I want to purchase.

Can I just paypal transfer the $49 Canadian (or US$ - all the same to me!) to your email address:
lyndon@lyndonposkittracing.com

or do I need to find another computer with a different browser?

Thanks - and good luck!!!!!!!!!
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Plus 1, also having trouble sending money.
I'm really sorry for this, I really wish I could fix the stupid Internet Explorer bug that does this, it seems to work with all other browsers but Internet Explorer and not being a techy, internet kind of person I don't even know how to fix it.

It saddens me that I have supporters going to my site that are having troubles with buying packages. I need all the support I can get and I'm sure there are people walking away because it does not work.

Please, if anyone knows what the problem is between Wordpress Paypal gadgetry and Internet Explorer please advise.

On the other hand, if Internet Explorer is all you have and you are not able to download a different browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or similar them you can always just send a donation for the amount to Support@lyndonposkittracing.com through Paypal.

Really sorry for the inconvenience and I appreciate you sticking with me on this one.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #470
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Lyndon, on the support link

http://www.lyndonposkittracing.com/s...port-packages/

when for example ordering a T-shirt, add to basket it offers you a quantity you can order but no sizes. In the PayPal session it jumps right from "pay now" to the receipt, no options for sizes. This was the same in IE, Firefox and Chrome. No size options ??

As you know I PM'd you the size info for my order and that works too, but would save you some effort if it was more automated on the support site.

One way or another, we'll get it to you!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:55 AM   #471
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Hi

im keen to support aswell (and i want that cool Klim jacket)
what is the best way to do it, email sizes and use paypal ???
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #472
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getting altitude sickness is no fun,,, a quick Rx...

Charapa and mooky moo hav eboth provided solid info,,,and here's an inside tip from the ol man regarding getting altitude sickness

well number one is try to be pro-active and acclimate,,,every high energy activity up there works mo betta...it's the sudden change in oxygen deprivation that starts all the symptoms of dizziness,,lethargy/and ultimately nausea and unbelievable headaches...

what has worked consistently is 4 aspirins and som caffeinated soda like coke or 7-up...it gets right into the system,,thins the blood ,and provides reief fairly quickly,,,

nowadays,,i always take some with me and pre-emptively take some before i hit the mountain ie do some strenuous activity....

i'm sure others have their favorite approaches to this problem....it's the insiduosness of this phenomenon that snookers you because of the fuzziness to your thinking/re-action abilities,,,and that doesn't bode well when hauling ass

rememeber: ''Chance favors thr pre-pared mind'' einstein???


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I've lived at 10,000 ft in Peru for many years and ridden as high as almost 17,000 ft. Like Monk said, if the sun is shining you will feel it actually warm, but by 3 pm everything changes! The wind picks up and the temperature begins to drop. It's not only altitude, but it is the desert and there is a difference of up to 45 degrees F between sunny day and breezy night!

On the altitude, the best thing I can tell you is EAT LIGHT and drink LOTS. I try to stay away from any altitude medicines. Coca tea works great. So does ALOT of air intake to get enough O2. Make sure you get a facefull of air as you ride. And breathe deep. NO ALCOHOL until after the high altitudes! You will regret ANY amount!

Altitude can also impair judgement. It's like drinking and driving. You may forget what you just did or were about to do. You take risks because you don't recognize any dangers. Reaction time is slower too, so back off a bit and give yourself plenty of margin. I was hoping you would come up to Cuzco for a few days so you could see how you responded to the altitude on a moto, but resting in a quiet place for the days before the race will have its benefits too.

Muscles need O2 also. When your lungs don't get enough, then your muscles don't either and you get cramps. Stretch and move all your muscles as you ride. Keep your muscles warm, especially the legs, even after you get off the bike.

Hope that helps! We will be there cheering you on the first 4 days! (that's for the 12 of us who will be cheering!)

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:58 AM   #473
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Great news - paypal link worked on the iPhone4 (with ability to write a note/size to seller).

Ordered an XL wicking shirt (I wish I was a large but 6' @210 probably not....)

Note - 31 pounds = $51.05 Canadian!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #474
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what has worked consistently is 4 aspirins and som caffeinated soda like coke or 7-up...it gets right into the system,,thins the blood ,and provides reief fairly quickly,,,
TopGear favors Viagra.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:57 PM   #475
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Unless the route is different than years past the high altitude is only on liaisons. Many riders had disposable oxygen masks....not the top guys...unless they hide them well....
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #476
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Lyndon, on the support link

http://www.lyndonposkittracing.com/s...port-packages/

when for example ordering a T-shirt, add to basket it offers you a quantity you can order but no sizes. In the PayPal session it jumps right from "pay now" to the receipt, no options for sizes. This was the same in IE, Firefox and Chrome. No size options ??

As you know I PM'd you the size info for my order and that works too, but would save you some effort if it was more automated on the support site.

One way or another, we'll get it to you!
Ok, understood. I will endeavour to get it sorted ASAP. So far, it's worked out ok people putting their sizes in the Paypal comments as requested however, the odd person is so excited about ordering their swag they either don't read or just forget to enter the size. I agree it would be better if size was selectable.......now, how do I make it do that.........

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #477
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Hi

im keen to support aswell (and i want that cool Klim jacket)
what is the best way to do it, email sizes and use paypal ???
Simply order through the web-site link below and add the size you would like in the Paypal comments field. That's how it works right now, I may get the size option sorted before I leave

http://www.lyndonposkittracing.com/s...port-packages/
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #478
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Unless the route is different than years past the high altitude is only on liaisons. Many riders had disposable oxygen masks....not the top guys...unless they hide them well....
One stage, over 200km is reported to all be over 10,000ft

Thanks for all the info, the advice is all appreciated and taken on board. I have ridden at altitude before and experienced the full effects so at least I know what to expect. I need to go easy on that day and just get through it. No heroics (well, that applies every day!) and keep well hydrated and be prepared for it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #479
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The special is at altitude or the liasison?

Talked to one dude last year who ate the Viagra. ...said he had a hardon for 2 hours , lol

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One stage, over 200km is reported to all be over 10,000ft

Thanks for all the info, the advice is all appreciated and taken on board. I have ridden at altitude before and experienced the full effects so at least I know what to expect. I need to go easy on that day and just get through it. No heroics (well, that applies every day!) and keep well hydrated and be prepared for it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #480
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Anyone who has stood next to Pyndon will know he is used to riding at higher altitudes than the rest of us
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