Last couple of times out I've really been suffering with pain just above my knee cap. That fleshy area between the top of the knee cap and bottom of quad muscle.
It just feels strained and inflamed as if I've been pushing too high a gear....I've not!
I ride flat pedals so I suppose I mash the pedals rather than spin circles.
I recently lifted my saddle about 1/2" just so I've got a very slight bend in my knee at the bottom of the down stroke.
Any ideas/experiences? Other people I've mentioned it to has talked about people they know getting pain in the knee cap itself from incorrect cleats position or having the saddle too low but doesn't really apply to me.