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I noticed a lot of the riders warming up on the trainer with what looks like cottonballs stuffed in their nose. What is the deal with that? I assume there is something on it to clear them out...
 

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I was noticing that too. I doubt there are any "drugs" impregnated on the things such as nasal decongestants, but I wonder if they're iced. Far fetched idea, but ice does cause vasoconstriction which I suppose might aid in opening up the airway.

Then again, they could just be there to absorb snot as as they're warming up.

Dunno. Just a wild guess.
 

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OldEndicottHiway said:
I was noticing that too. I doubt there are any "drugs" impregnated on the things such as nasal decongestants, but I wonder if they're iced. Far fetched idea, but ice does cause vasoconstriction which I suppose might aid in opening up the airway.

Then again, they could just be there to absorb snot as as they're warming up.

Dunno. Just a wild guess.
just some eucalyptus normally.
 

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you can do it at home, to. Just jam some Vicks up your nose before you ride.

This question comes up every year. If the prologue doesn't get the questions, the first ITT will. Grab a vat of Vicks and smear it all over some kleenex or cotton. It really helps when you are sick.

Chinese mustard, fresh Ginger, and wasabi will do the same thing.
 
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