So the backstory goes like this --
Last summer and Fall was a great time for getting more mileage and enjoying the bike. Winter ski season = just fine. In March I strained a back muscle while working in the yard; gave it the ice and easy treatment for a few days and cycled gently with fewer miles for several weeks into April. But the back still had that nagging ache which I attributed to the earlier strain. I tried lowering the saddle (about 1 cm, maybe more) on 2 favorite riders. Pain diminished to near zero.
With the great weather of late here in the PNW, I pulled other bikes to ride and suddenly the back ache starts again. So I've now lowered all my saddles and the ache is mostly gone.
My question is: Has anyone had a change of position from one riding season to the next? At 60+ I'm not getting any taller but maybe my legs shrunk over the winter?
Can't say is pain is 100% gone, but lower saddle height results in a major improvement.