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Guess what!!!!!!!!(7 posts)

Guess what!!!!!!!!doc TRO
Apr 5, 2001 2:04 PM
Yep Yep Yep.....

I wore shorts and a polartech thingy and I was sweaty!!!!
Its WARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

of course there sure is a lot of wind out there....and I hope that the wind will cut down pretty soon cause I put an aerospoke wheel on the rear and I'm having doubts that maybe the wheel is whats slowing me down? Although it would help to get rid of my gut..

also ...I am kinda scared because lately I've acquired a pain in the right tendon in the back of my left knee..right smack where the skin crease to the right side of the back of the knee is when you bend your leg...well I think Ive located it enough...but I think maybe its a pulled tendon or something...and I thought before it was from pulling up on the pedals but its also pushing down hurts too...and now its not just during climbing anymore.......any thoughts?

-thanks in advance

See if these guys have anything to say about it.Humma Hah
Apr 5, 2001 2:27 PM

I've been bothered by IT band friction syndrome, but it sounds like your problem is one tendon back from that.
It might be your IT band.Maillot Rouge
Apr 5, 2001 2:28 PM
The IT band goes from behind your hip, down the outside of your leg and into your knee. Hmmm you said it's on the inside or outside of your knee. If it's the outside then it's the IT band if it's the inside I'm clueless. If the pain has been there for longer than three weeks I would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap. Then check your set up and make sure that your fore/aft position on your seat is correct so that the front of your knee just below the knee cap is directly over your pedal spindle when your cranks are horizontal to the ground. You may also be set to high and you may be extending your leg to much. Find a bike shop that specializes in the type of riding you do and have them take a look at your position.

Good Luck,
your seat could be too high (nm)Jimbob
Apr 5, 2001 2:35 PM
Knee PainDCP
Apr 5, 2001 3:06 PM
I had pain on the outside back edge of my knee on longer rides. After looking at all the IT stuff I could find, IT did not seem to fit. Then I saw a reference to a book in a forum that suggested that pain on the outside of the knee might be caused by a foot position too close to the crank and paid on the inside of the knee might be caused by a foot position too far from the crank. I have only done one longer ride since I changed my pedal position, but I think its working.

Maybe somebody who actually knows something can comment on this. I think the book was called Bicycling Medicine.
wider cleat position helped meSteve Davis
Apr 5, 2001 6:02 PM
I had pain a few weeks back in the same area. I lowered my seat 1-2 cm and also adjusted my cleats so that the distance between my shoes and the bottom bracket was increased.

It seems to have helped. I've had no pain lately (although I am doing the IT stretches pretty regulary).

Also, my average speed seems to have increased. Maybe its in my head, maybe its just better fitness, but the speed of my usual 20 mile loop has increased. Would a saddle position that is too high reduce power output that much?
I've had similar pain..look271
Apr 6, 2001 2:01 PM
When I had my seat too high. I'd start there and see what happens.