The next couple of days after my last ride my knee was really bothering me so I took some more time off of the bike. I have another appointment with my doctor next week. I decided I would take another assessment of how the knee is going.
I went out to a local riding spot that requires about four miles or so of a patchwork of streets and trail to get there. Springtime is definitely going on!
The knee felt okay on all of the work getting up to the main trail area but it was also not much of a grade. Once in the main riding area the trail requires some work and it has more grade than my previous efforts. The knee went from some simple complaining to painful wanking. I had to turn around before getting more than a third of the way up the climb.