I had a big (to me) climbing event two weeks ago and since then I’ve been struggling with lower back pain. Since I live in the flat, this type of riding is not something I’m used to. Surely my back issues are a result of fatigue setting in throughout and after the ride and the associated compromise in posture. Also, none of this was helped by an immediate 7 hour drive home. I know, we all need to do more core exercise, but that doesn’t solve the immediate problem.
I’m pretty sure rest would do the trick, but the weather is just so dang nice right now and I’d like to mitigate as much fitness loss as possible. So I present this opportunity for the community to list suggestions, home remedies, etc.
What are your suggestions for immediate relief and continued riding? Beyond that, what stretches and core exercises are on the top of everyone’s list for continued maintenance?