Riding to work again today led me to have cramp in my right foot. I've had this before, not sure why. What is strange is that it happened in exactly the same place approaching the same roundabout.
"This is weird" I thought and also potentially dangerous. Getting cramp in my right foot, while riding along in SPDs and I couldn't easily twist my foot to release it from the pedal.
It got worse. Then I had cramp in my LEFT foot at the same time! There I was slowing down just before a roundabout which 90% of the time I have to stop. Stopping means I have to release one foot, normally my left foot, simply to put my foot down and prevent me from falling over. No option but to force my left foot to twist itself out and just as I did that the cramp stopped.
There were no cars after all so I re-engaged my foot and blasted on and both feet now felt looser. Phew.
This really is strange. Why does it happen? Even more so, why in the same place? I had ridden about 10 miles and just slowing down - is this significant in anyway?
It makes me appreciate my feet. They get punished so much, all that running, cycling and just standing around. I have broken a couple of toes in separate instances which healed quickly without problems. Like hands, amazing structures but why do I get these cramps!?