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    Don from Austin Texas
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    Excruciating inner thigh pain -- and solution!

    I went on a metric century group ride day. I pulled into my first rest stop @ about 28 miles with a pain at the very top inside of my left thigh. It was a bad stabbing pain while riding, but far worse when I got off the bike -- I could hardly walk and I was fighting back tears. I did some stretches that helped only slightly. Not knowing anything else to do, I checked my seat and the nose was EVER SO SLIGHTLY pointed to the right. I'm talking maybe 2* where I had to close one eye and very carefully sight along the bike to even see it. Well, I nudged it perfectly parallel to the top bar and the pain subsided in two miles and didn't come back during the next 35.

    I have a new-found respect for the quest for symmetry.

    Don in Austin

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    Have you ever experienced cramps before? Sounds like that's what you had. I'm not sure if changing your seat position actually did anything for you. How long did you stretch/rest before getting back on the bike? Seems like that did more for you than you give it credit for.

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    Masochist
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    Yea I would say really bad cramping. Eat some bananas and stretch

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    Don from Austin Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy View Post
    Yea I would say really bad cramping. Eat some bananas and stretch
    All I know is that I straightened the seat and it promptly went away. It was real bad at about mile 30 when I pulled in and when I rode out 10 minutes later with the seat corrected it promptly went away.

    I have ridden a lot further and in 100* weather without ever having this experience.

    But I understand that just because A happens, then B happens, does NOT necessarily mean A & B = cause & effect.

    Don in Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in Austin View Post

    But I understand that just because A happens, then B happens, does NOT necessarily mean A & B = cause & effect.

    Don in Austin
    I hear you there. In another thread, I mentioned how simply changing my position on the seat and tweaking my pedaling motion, I can 'ride out' a cramp. Popping some Tums always helps me as well.

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