I’ve had the chance to ride my road bike two times since my BG FIT bike fitting last Wednesday. In summary:
My right knee doesn’t hurt anymore!!! (At least on the bike)
When I rode on Thursday I got a dull ache in my right knee around mile 8 which continued for my 13 mile ride. I was a little discouraged, but the bike felt good. My butt didn’t get achy like it sometimes does, and my new insoles felt comfy. I managed to catch the only hour window with no rain, as well, so it was a nice overall afternoon ride.
This morning I decided to step up the mileage. I originally was going to aim for 30-40 miles, but my wandering brain got the best of me and I only rode 21.8 miles. Right around mile 9 I felt that dull ache in my right knee, but it disappeared. I rode the rest of the time pain free. I didn’t even realize my lack of knee pain until I got home. Then I was giddy with the knowledge!
So, preliminarily, I would say my fitting was a success, at least with my road bike. I haven’t ridden the mountain bike yet, but plan to tomorrow. Only area of concern is some mild cramping I have been feeling in my calfs and thighs after I am off the bike. I am not sure what it is really related to, but I suppose it could be related to the new positioning of my legs when I am on the bike.
Side news… I have ridden over 700 miles for the year (708 according to Strava). I’ve decided I want to break 1,000 miles by December 31st. Still got a ways to go, especially with the weather growing colder and sketchier, days shorter, and my work schedule interfering with life. It is something I really want to accomplish, however!