I have been getting headaches after riding that are increasing with severity and will essentially keep me from riding until I get it straightened out. I realize you guys may not be doctors but I'm sure someone has experienced similar problems. My typical ride is 3 hours and they will pretty much always start either near the end of the ride with a neckache but lately have been starting nearly 3 hours after I finish the ride. I start with a good breakfast and a power bar and will consume nearly 3L in 3 hours including 24oz of power bar endurance. After the ride I'll drink a recovery shake and another 24-48oz of water while I cool down then go have a good lunch. The more supplements and water I drink only seems to delay the onset. If I shorten the ride time to less than 2 hours I typically don't get one. I have considered dehydration, mineral loss, riding position, helmet, heat, camelbak, etc but have taken what I think are adequate steps to remedy these issues. All over the counter stuff seem to do nothing to relieve the headache. Anyone have any ideas ?
My ride today for reference: Headache severity - 8, Time - 3 hours, Finish - 1pm, Headache start - 4pm
SST, Lochness, Upr. Loch, Randy's Trl, Spider Berm, N. Abyss, S. Abyss, Big Drop, Big Drop, Golf Cart, GatorPit, Golf Cart, Mt. Boyette, Spider Berm, Randy's Trl, W. Meadow, Baby Nessie, Inr. Loch, SST. and neither my g/f or I left any blood behind.