Is it just me, or does anyone else suffer from some form of aches and/or pains when the spring riding begins? Seems every year as I ride back into form I suffer lower back aches, and stiff and sore knees. I live in a somewhat hilly area, so I really can't do any "flat" rides. I am guessing it is the slow turn of the pedals as I grind my way up the hills that is causing my discomfort. And also carrying the "few" extra pounds I seem to find every winter!