well i just started riding a new route about 27 miles once per week. Ive got a single speed road bike built up running 700x25 wheels and a 48x17 ratio in gearing. The knee pain is compareable to shin splints. I am wondering if this will go away because my legs are not used to the distance yet or what?
It has some decent size hills but im out of the saddle for thost mostly. IM going to fart around with my seat height to see if that helps. I usually ride this route on thursdays and the reason im posting now is a went out for a short ride tonight pushing my fat pig of a mtn bike around the city streets for somthing different and i could feel it while pedaling that guy.
IM just wondering how long it can last and how long it will take my legs to adapt?
I have heard stretching can work wonders here. What stretches are recommended for the knee? Id be open to anything because this frightens me. I finally have some good weather and i want to be on my bike as much as possible.
I have read alot of knee pain posts but thought i would throw another one out there.....in search of proper stretching or other ideas that may help.