Hey all. So I've been riding now for over half a year and 2500 miles and NEVER had a problem with my knees to speak of. I took a 50 mile ride on the Greenway Sunday followed by two days off due to rain and when I got on the bike again Wednesday my knees were hurting pretty bad with any pressure on the pedals. I've done 4 or 5 50s and one metric century and this has never happened before. Nothing is changed on my bike or the setup or nothing like that. I've ridden the same Greenway route before and had no trouble. What's the deal?!
When I did my 15 mile ride Wednesday, I stayed down a gear or two to make it easier on the knees. It's nothing major, but they definitely let me know they weren't happy Took another day off yesterday. My question is should I get back out and ride today or stay off the knees until they're not hurting so much? Walking around is not bad at all, but when I climb stairs, I can tell they're still not normal. I just don't want to aggravate them. If more light riding is good for them, I'll ride. If it's best to let them heal, I'll chill. What do y'all think? Thanks!