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Old 10-21-08, 01:24 PM   #1
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hip pain after 20 miles

I am 66 years old male, retired and after 46 years auto commuting began serious riding 4 months ago, 5-6 days a week 17 miles flat ride, I am using a high cadence averaging 16-17 mph and legs/back & arms feel great. Now I want to extend my ride to 25 then to 35 over the next few weeks but find I get a left hip pain after 20 miles. When I feel/push on the spot it is not sore and dosen't bother me walking climbing stairs etc.
If I move around on the saddle then it disappears for a while then it's back again... feels like a saddle problem but I don't know for sure.
I also get small gall in the right side all the way up (may be another indicator) but bag balm seems to make it ok for my ride.

I followed & re-checked the setup system, heel/pedal for saddle height and knee/pedal position for seat fore/aft location.
I have a Fuji team pro-series... rides like a dream.
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Old 10-21-08, 02:13 PM   #2
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Just taking a shot here...

20 miles seems a bit far for it to be a cumulative problem from mile 1. I'd start paying attention at 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 miles to see whether my posture was changing, and whether I was (for example) compensating for unconsciously relaxed muscle tone by pushing myself back onto a saddle I was sliding off.
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Old 10-21-08, 05:19 PM   #4
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My saddle is perfectly level and my knee alignment with the pedal is neutral.. but I did notice having to push myself back into the saddle from time to time. Is it possible that I may have to move my saddle forward, or raise or lower it.
I just switched to clipless on the Fuji but I noticed before that on my mountain bike my left foot would drift back approx 2" on the flat pedal requiring repositioning. I hadn't ridden 20 miles on the mountain bike so I don't know if the pain would have occured.
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