I've been off my bike for almost 4 months - rode easy last week but this weekend I was able to ride in the big ring. I had really been missing the endorphin's - they are finally back. My doc wasn't sure whether it was my calf or IT band that was causing the pain. I just haven't been able to ride. I had been getting worried about my ability to ride again since I hope to ride with Tom and John down the Oregon and California coast to Newport beach starting mid may.