My latest attempt at the Clyde 20, the other night, resulted in just a touch of knee pain. From what I've read here knee pain and low cadence seem to go together.
I'm so enchanted with cycling (the weight loss doesn't hurt either) I'm hyper vigilant to anything that could screw it up. My favorite phone app can't do cadence and I'm kidding myself when I count using a clock. My count results in a cadence of about 70 but I know I don't hold that other than when I'm counting.
I usually ride 18 to 25 miles with the first and last 2 being a slow warm up and cool down. Today, I re installed my clipless pedals thinking perhaps they would help by forcing a better stroke? So far I'm not a fan of clipless as they add a level of complexity I don't enjoy. Now that I'm comfortable on my bike perhaps the clipless will be okay.
Bike: Trek 2.3
Experience: about 2 months
I'm riding about 80 miles per week in the 14 MPH range
5' 8" 230lbs (new low weight )
What else should I be doing to protect my knees?