By the grace of everything holy, I just completed a MS-150 ride this weekend that I'd been training hard for (hooray for a middle-aged fat woman!) I live in a very flat area with no hills; 3/4 of this ride had some mighty hefty hills.
The first day went well. On the second, though, we had some pretty significant wind and rain making the hills even harder to climb.
The good news is that the old legs feel absolutely great! The only thing hurting is my lower back. I don't think there is any injury- just muscular pain. I've not experienced this on any rides before done on the flat.
Have you guys experienced lower back pain before after riding, and do core strengthening exercises help?
Thanks in advance!