I usually ride 30-40 of hills, short climbs, rollers, etc in the Atlanta area. No problem.
We have been in Florida for the past 6 weeks to enjoy the sunshine and warm temps.
When we got here I started out at 25 miles to be sure I could ride on the flat terrain without any problems. Then I increased to 30, then 36, then 45, etc until I got up to 67 miles. I have rest days every other day or when I feel I need to rest.
Last week (March 12) I did 76 miles with plenty of rest stops and breaks. I drink plenty of fluids and eat enough before, during, and after riding.
For some unexplained reason (here's where I need your input) my abdomen and side of my chest and sides have been hurting. It started the night after the 76 mile ride (~30 hours after the ride ended). The blue arrows show the approximate locations of the discomfort.
I rested for 4 days (no riding) but the muscles still hurt. I did a short 36 miles today. While on the bike I felt no pain or discomfort, but as soon as I got home and off the bike, I could feel all those aches.
The bike is my Litespeed. I've been riding it since I bought it in 2001 -- coming up on 40,000 miles on it.
The strange thing is my legs did not hurt nor did my butt, and they still don't.
If this doesn't get fixed I'll be going to the doctor when we get back home. But we aren't leaving for Atlanta until April 1. I'd really like to enjoy these last 2 weeks of riding.
Got any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.