About 3 weeks ago I went for a ride and hurt myself a little bit in the muscles on the back side of my knee. No big deal. Figured I was just sore from the ride and it would go away in a few days. 3 weeks later now and it hurts as much as ever. I'm thinking I will have to not ride for a week and see if that makes the pain go away.
Have you car free folks dealt with anything like that? What do you do when you can't ride? What if there's no public transportation available?
I swear this is all about getting older. One little thing and I end up waiting weeks and weeks until I feel better when even just a few years ago I was invincible.
Also, I notice that all this bike commuting really doesn't do anything for my fitness anymore. It's like it's just become the norm. Now if I do anything unusual--like the bike ride that hurt the back of my knee which was a big 3000' climb, or like the hike I went on yesterday--I end up feeling all sore as if I was somebody who never gets any exercise.