Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Re: Dizziness under acceleration??
check two things, your helmet fit and swing by the doc's for an inner-ear exam.
If your helmet is putting too much pressure just below the base of the skull on the first vertebrae (known as the "atlas") under added wind pressure or a tilt of the head, that can cause dizziness--it's a really good pressure point for just that, in fact.
If not, you might actually have a mild ear infection.
If that's the case, a combo of antibiotics and pinching your nose and blowing gently, repeating about ten times in a row, doing this 5-10 times an hour for a week or so will help remove the extra fluids that are screwing up your inner-ear (I can't take credit for it, it was in a MCN article by Dr. "Flash Gordon" last year, and I tried it and got tremendous relief from it, so I thought I'd pass it on)
If not, try not wheelie-ing past vertical, it keeps the blood from rushing to your head.