just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Originally Posted by Bentley6
Yeah I do drink electrolytes and usually snack on something. Probably don't stretch before riding near enough though.
Error . . error . . error . . Don't stretch at all before riding. Stretch after an hour or so or when you get back or at your first potti break. Or don't stretch at all. Check your saddle height. With hips level and your heel
on the pedal, your knee should just lock out. If your heel comes off the pedal when the cranks are lined up with the seat tube, lower your saddle until it touches comfortably. Also, don't consciously ankle during your pedal stroke. Try to keep your heels down throughout the stroke. Heels down and pedal round. Then your toe will naturally drop at the bottom of the stroke. Do one-legged calf raises either after a ride or on a non-riding day. Do one set of 20-40 of them twice a week. Do them until failure.