In Memory of One Cool Cat
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
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I don't claim this to be your answer, but for what it's worth, I had a similar problem and ended up going to a chiropractor. His advice: several times every hour or so during the day stretch where you take your arms over your head and bend backwards. Or lie on the floor and lift your chest upward (using your arms and hands for support). This evidently compensates for all the forward bending that results from sitting at a desk or on a bike. He said bike riding usually isn't too bad for one's back--if you don't sit at a desk most of the day. Combined, and you're back doesn't gets kind of locked in a forward bending position that isn't too healthy.
Also, you might consider raising your handlebars if this happens some more.
I've been going to this guy about once a week for a month. I no longer have any back pain, but I'm still riding pretty minimal mileage.
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