My knee has been bugging me for the past month and while I have experienced knee pain in the past this seems different. I don't think it's some internal injury like a meniscus tear because the pain goes away after awhile. Maybe it's due to over use and by that I mean I have added running to my exercise plan. After Sunday's ride it was a little sore but after Monday's ride much worse. I figured a light ride on the roads might do it some good but right out the gate it was painful but I pressed on. In fact, climbing the third hill out of the river valley that I live in my knee made a little popping sound and then the pain went away! Hallelujah! I am still going to keep my appointment Friday with the orthopedist and see what he says.
Riding the Ross Riviera was a blast. I am always at a loss what to wear when riding on the road. It was 60 degrees out but I threw on the fleece tights because I figured I would get cold on the descents. The Ross doesn't have any bottle cages (really old school) so I wore a hydration pack. The Moose Bars make it feel like an old school mountain bike.
The 52:20 gearing gives me plenty of power in the flats and is a good gear to climb in but 18t would definitely suck.
|Sunday's view of Pond Brook|
|Wednesday's view of Pond Brook|