I’m usually running late when I need to bike, so stretching is atypical. I’m nearly always out for an ancillary reason, not purely for the sake of cycling.

I just usually just grab my bike. Don’t start too hard and generally you should be fine.

Also, there’s some debate about if streching does somothing, but I don’t know.

I’ve received a lot of physiotherapy, stretching does help muscle problems for sure

I streach before doing execise too. I just mentioned it.

As someone once told me, “cycling is a warmup excercise”.

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Imo, unless you are getting old or you have some trouble with your muscles or it is excesively cold you should be fine as long as you start slowly and start accelerating progressively.

Knee pain checking in


SI joint alignment has been important for me. I put my forearm between my knees and squeeze, then press my knees together with my hands and push my knees out against my hands. Similar to this:

Is that for back pain?

I’m interested in answers too, I just get on and go. Sometimes I might stretch, but just basics on the legs and shoulders.

I do a mechanical check of the bike before each ride. I make sure the tire pressure is good. Verify the breaks lock. I wipe the chain down after each ride.

Realizing now I treat my bike better than my body lol

I also check my bike: tires, brakes and lights. Just in case.

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