After haveing what, for me, has been an incredible summer on the bike. 2000mi in the last three months alone.... I have just contracted ssome sort of miserable back ailment. Not like the kind that I've been dealing with all my life - you know, the ones where you injure a muscle and the cramps cause you to flop like a fish out of water. No no.. this time its in the nerves of my lower spine. The symtoms are excruciating pain unless Im sitting or laying just right. Walking is out of the question. My left leg is numb at least half the time, and tingling and aching the rest of the time. That's the bad news.
The good news is that it doesn't appear to stop me from riding our usual 20-30m nightly rides. Strange as it seems, the position of sitting on a road bike offers some relief from the pain.
Now, could I be doing myself harm by biking with an injured back? My riding partner (my beloved Wife, Linda) thinks I'm crazy, that I need to rest it... But I love riding dammit. And it really doesn't cause me pain.
Anyone have a similar situation to report? How did you handle it?