Have a base of 300 miles this year. Back been giving some trouble this year, Dr says Nothing seen on xray but Arthiritis and a word I've been hearing a lot lately, 'degeneration' but Normal & thank goodness nothing major.
But- Last Saturday I did 22 miles, prior to I raised my seat 2 cm at most (I know-I know). I stretched at mile 2, 5 and noticed pain at mile 12. Took it easy back home (didn't bring tools to lower seat - mistake #2 of the day), Last sunday I couldn't walk. Extreme muscle pain in rear hips (back). DANG!!!!
So I kept stretching all week per advice of PT'ist, but still there - mostly in morning. Obviously I need to strengthen back but should I stay off bike???? Dr says it will possibly inflame it but do what I feel, just don't overdo it. I rode 10 miles EASY last tuesday evening, felt better but 3 days later pain returned big time (PT'ist says thats normal).
I know you all been there and I ain't looking for any freeking sympathy comments just good advice. Ride or Stay off and take a break.
TIA (Thanks In Advance)