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Old 07-11-07, 05:59 PM   #1
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Tightness in my left thigh and left lower back

The last three days I have experienced tightness in my left thigh and left lower back about 6 miles into my daily lunch time 17+ mile ride. The leg tightness seems to go away after a few miles, but the back stays tight until I stop riding. It doesn't bother me later in the afternoon after my ride.

Nothing seems to have changed recently, though I did start riding this bike only 3 weeks ago. I rode a different one for the last 6 months. I believe the crank lengths are the same. and the pedals are, theoretically identical - Shimano 105's, though I am wearing different shoes with this bike.
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Old 07-12-07, 09:32 PM   #2
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I would guess that it's a fit difference - you may be more stretched out in the new bike.

But the real answer is that you need to work on flexibility and core strength. There are lots of good ones out there - I've had good luck with cyclo-zen
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