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Lyndel try Driving Barefoot

Posted by Gordon on 3/11/99 at 00:00 (005470)

Crazy Gord here

Confessions of a PF sufferer.

Since you drive a lot I thought I'ld tell you what I do. I have learned to drive with either foot(one foot at a time) (cruise control as much as possible) even though it's a stick and I often kick my shoes off and massage one foor with a blunt object while I drive. Of course, this is insane and I simply stall the engine if I have to do a quick stop (very rare) but my feet always improve on a long ride. I also keep one of those cold packs so I can lightly ice while I drive if I over did it.

Also, I do wrist, finger and neck excercises while I drive. Funny thing, nobody ever tail gates me for long.

For safety I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Just FYI. Good for a laugh.


Gordon


Re: Lyndel try Driving Barefoot

Rosalind on 3/11/99 at 00:00 (005477)

How do you manage to massage one foot while you drive? What kind of blunt object do you use??

Re: Lyndel try Driving Barefoot

Crazy Driver on 3/11/99 at 00:00 (005480)

Well, this won't work in a small car. Plus I'm short and missing a few brain cells. I pull one foot up and rest it on my knee and use any blunt object that got left in the seat beside me. I prefer a fork cause it keeps the skin tough (not exactly blunt) and stimulates blood flow but most people would probably shy away from this. I have practised driving with the wrong foot for years though since I had an injury once that forced this. Dont't try pulling your foot up until you've gotton used to driving without it for at least a couple weeks. In fact, you probably should just read this for for fun, cause I have always lived dangerously. ANother way to massage it is just to rub it on the corner of the clutch pedal if you have a stiff enough clutch. Small cars may not work, you'll disengage the gears.
Gordon

Re: Lyndel try Driving Barefoot

Rosalind on 3/11/99 at 00:00 (005477)

How do you manage to massage one foot while you drive? What kind of blunt object do you use??

Re: Lyndel try Driving Barefoot

Crazy Driver on 3/11/99 at 00:00 (005480)

Well, this won't work in a small car. Plus I'm short and missing a few brain cells. I pull one foot up and rest it on my knee and use any blunt object that got left in the seat beside me. I prefer a fork cause it keeps the skin tough (not exactly blunt) and stimulates blood flow but most people would probably shy away from this. I have practised driving with the wrong foot for years though since I had an injury once that forced this. Dont't try pulling your foot up until you've gotton used to driving without it for at least a couple weeks. In fact, you probably should just read this for for fun, cause I have always lived dangerously. ANother way to massage it is just to rub it on the corner of the clutch pedal if you have a stiff enough clutch. Small cars may not work, you'll disengage the gears.
Gordon