After driving to Austin and touring the LBJ Library, the pain in my leg became unbearable. I finally broke down and purchased a bottle of Tylenol. Over the subsequent 24 hours, I consumed 16 of them to relieve the pain so I could walk and sleep. The pain seemed to be increasing. My body was rejecting my cycling effort! How rude of it!
Over a four day period in Austin, I visited an urgent care facility, a hip doctor and a chiropractor. The common diagnosis was my hip has become inflamed from extensive cycling, perhaps not having the seat adjusted properly and a lack of stretching. In technical terms, I have Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis. It's when the bursae (the lubricant sack that covers the hip bone) becomes inflamed. After two injects in the backside/hip and one back adjustment later, most of the extreme pain subsided.
Overnights at motels started to become more frequent. Since I am no longer cycling all day, but hanging out, resting. It's easier to hangout and rest in a motel, than a campsite. Plus, I have a lot of credit card travel miles to burn.
I walked around the University of Texas on Easter Sunday. The campus was empty!