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    Toe Cramp

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    Going out on a ride (newbie with new bike which i got SPDs put on) get out and back for about an hour (it wasnt a hard ride as I had a cranked back so was looking for a bit of time in the saddle as I still need to do a fair bit of butt conditioning)

    on the way back my toes kept trying to cramp up.

    Hydratioin and nutrition was good (I've been a distance runner for a while so kinda know how to avoid the cramps most of the time)

    waddayarecon folks poor technique or have i got the cleats on wrong?

    Ta muchly
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    Shoes too tight?
    Quote Originally Posted by ridelikeafatkid
    "MOMMY, I WANT TO RIDE LIKE THAT FAT KID!" true story.

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    Nope shoes fine
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    I thought potassium, but googled and found many other reasons, mostly nutritional, just google toe cramps, good luck..

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    By "food and nutrition good", you mean adequate water and electrolytes. Electrolytes are not just potassium. Check out the Hammer Nutrition website. Next would be stretching post ride (pre is good too). Last would be cleat (on the shoe) position. Some shoes have a couple slots; trying shifting the cleat up or back. That can change the pressure on the foot.

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    Does it happen with other shoes and flat pedals?

    There're a million reasons your toes might bother you, even excluding dehydration or poor nutrition. If you're pointing your toes down too much, that can do it. Cleat pressure can do it. Shoes too tight could do it.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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