200 miles in the mountains and an ER visit
I had a successful trip up to Pennsylvania's route 125 for some more technical riding. Lots of hairpin turns and twisties. No issues except some tightness in my chest. Made it home safely.
Fast-forward to that evening, the tightness has become a seriously concerning pain. Shortness of breath, pain when I bend and breathe deeply. Sleep on it, says the family. Wake up feeling worse and head to the ER.
Blood test, EKG, chest x-ray. No problems. Doc calls it Costochondritis, inflammation of the cartilage. Take some Advil and lay low.
Now I've done multi-day rides, 400+ miles a day, highly technical roads without so much as a sore back and neck. I figure, four hours in the mountains is a picnic, maybe try and work on my lines and lean angle. So the ride was normal but the approach was more sport oriented riding. Kiss the mirrors and lean into your turns. Nothing crazy.
Has anyone had a similar experience? I've had the Versys less than a year but have ridden double the mileage of my previous two bikes in that time. I'm no sport bike rider but I like to attempt to learn and improve, did I just push too far?
2009 Versys "Greenie"