could be a couple different things.Could just be too much, too soon. There is a muscle that lifts your leg sideways. It is flat and lies on the outside of the leg. When it hurts rub there and see if it is tender and tight. Could be you just need to get used to the new bike gradually. If you have wide hips, the
distance between the pedals (Q) could be a problem.This would cause your feet to be closer together than your hips, keeping a tension on that muscle.There also could be a hip problem. Are you stretching? Try this one. Sit on the edge of the bed with one foot on the floor. Place the other foot near your crotch keeping the leg on the bed. Lean forward with a straight back.
If it feels tender and tight...... you will need to do it after each ride for a while.You can also lift your leg from this position to get the stretch, but the other is a better one to start with. You also ought to try different saddles if this is a problem. I find Brooks helps (not everyone does) and I also like my Selle italia trans AM XLP because it has shock absorbers.
Last edited by late; 03-12-04 at 08:49 PM.