After a hard ride (for instance, after today's 20 mile "sprint") my knees hurt. It's a very specific and isolated pain, right on the side of my knee just below knee-cap level.
I'm assuming that the pain is caused by tight IT-bands, but I'm no doctor. I only know of one stretch that works the IT-bands, should I just religiously do that stretch?
(For those that don't know the stretch: lay flat on your back, lift your left leg up straight and reach for your left toes with your right hand. Hold that for 10 seconds. Then swing your left leg down to the right, keeping it extended and continuing to hold your toe with your right hand. Hold that for another 10 seconds. Repeat for the right leg.)