This is intended for the MDs out there and TerryMorse (like your advice). I've got some patellar tendon inflammation that I'm trying to work through, but know that it is a tough situation. My problem is that I cannot rest the knees and must haul my kids to work each day, so I'm pulling 150lbs. for 20 minutes twice a day. I'm entered in the TBP in the Rockies come July, and have a differnt type of question. I'm sure that my knee pain will probably start becoming an issue mid-event. What types of remedies can be done to get through it. I'm thinking of ibuprofin to take the edge off but don't want gastro issues. Any other suggestions? I can really focus on getting the knees in proper shape after the event as the trailer days are ending June 9. I will not ride at all from June 14-24 (no choice), then fly to the states for the event. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.