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VERY sore knee after century(7 posts)

VERY sore knee after centuryKen_IF
Aug 18, 2002 8:54 PM
Hey all,

I just completed my first century on Saturday. =) A whole lot more fun than I imagined it would be.

Anyway, at about 75-80 miles, I started to notice that my knee was a bit sore. After finishing the ride, I'd categorize my knee as EXTREMELY sore; bad enough that I basically limped around.

I've been cycling for years now (even competively in college). I've been on my current ride for about two years, so it's been about that long since anyone, including me, has checked my bike positioning. This is the first time I've ever had knee soreness following a ride.

The ride was somewhat hilly, (short, albeit steep climbs) and I did "only" have a 39x23 . . . so maybe it was a matter of grinding up too many hills?

Fortunately, my knees feel fine now (Sunday evening), but I'm just curious as to whether there's something else I should be looking out for.

Thanks!
Ken

P.S. I'm on Speedplay pedals if anyone thinks it matters.
Which part of the knee?chinpokomon
Aug 18, 2002 10:49 PM
Front, back, inside, outside? Location can usually point you to the source of the problem.
Backside . . .Ken_IF
Aug 18, 2002 10:56 PM
Backside of the knee. Thanks.
Backside . . .divve
Aug 19, 2002 3:07 AM
Could just be fatigue...on the other hand a too high of a saddle position may also cause pain in the back of the knee.
Congrats on your 1st century! (nm)jtferraro
Aug 19, 2002 5:42 AM
Congrats on your 1st century! (nm)bear
Aug 19, 2002 5:06 PM
congrats and I use to have the same problems in long rides ( anything longer then 50) lower the seat and no more pain! I lost a little power but am able to spin better and get out of the saddle with more power.pain is no longer an isue.
Congrats on your 1st century! (nm)Ken_IF
Aug 20, 2002 5:25 AM
Thanks for the help folks, I'll try lowering the saddle a tad for longer rides. =)

I'm already looking forward to the next century ride!