So I finally dragged myself into the 21st century* and got myself a dropper. And what a revelation its been. Its changed my life. Don't know how I ever managed without one. I now ride downhill like Steve Peat etc, etc, and so on and so forth....
However, since having my seat now down at every available opportunity, I'm not half feeling it on my knees after a ride. Which has now culminated in getting back from a jaunt in the Marple Alps on Saturday with my right knee now feeling completely borked!
Now my body generally looks like its had a pretty bad paper round. But my knees are even more nackered than the shabby and well-worn bodywork on the rest of the unit. Mainly as a result of a youth spent playing rugby league against huge, incredibly violent, northern psychopaths who seemed intent on breaking my legs at every opportunity. Regularly lobbing motor bikes down the road hasn't helped matters either.
So... has anyone else experience similar problems? Is this just a temporary thing while I adjust to descending in a slightly more full on fashion? Any hints on Improving matters? Should I admit defeat and get some knee support for my right knee? Should i reign the (relative) GNAAAARRRRRRRR in a bit? I'm not going back to one of those primitive non-moving alloy tubes
Any experiences, advice, orders to MTFU or big hugs gratefully received oh wise ones.
* still got the 'wrong' sized wheels, obviously