...or do I have a bigger problem? About two months ago I stepped up my mileage to get ready for a cycling vacation in September. I developed acute tendonitis in my right achilles. I had to lay off totally for six weeks. I've begun riding again, taking it easy, and now my left achilles is beginning to show the early signs of the same thing. I've never had this happen in the 12 years I've been riding (now age 52). Am I just unlucky? Or is something else going on? I'm wondering if tendonitis could be brought on by bad or worn out pedals? They seem fine to me but they do have about 7000 miles on them. Or maybe the fit of my bike? I've had the bike for about a year. I rode today and iced down both tendons afterward. Any thoughts?