Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Bikes: Novara Randonee
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I'm experiencing some pain in the bottoms of my feet when riding that I can't explain. Perhaps it's the insoles wearing out. Perhaps it's pushing harder than I should. Perhaps it's something more serious. I'm looking for ideas.
The discomfort usually doesn't start until I've been riding 30-35 miles so I don't notice it on shorter rides. I'm on a touring bike, riding rolling pavement at around 17 mph average. I don't stop much on my rides, just 60 sec or less every 10-15 miles for water. I use old-fashioned toe clips and wear cycling shoes with no cleats I've had since 1993. (Yeah, I'm a frugal old guy)
The pain goes away after I get home, shower, and relax a bit.
Am I alone with this?
In case it matters I'm 56, 142 lbs, 5' 6", and have been riding for 50 years. I've been absent from this forum for a dozen months of so but came back tonight to query the group wisdom.