I ride a road bike, mainly on flat terrain. About two years ago following a 100k ride I had major pain in the front of my knees, just above the patella. The pain did not subside, was present during the following rides, and I have not been riding (due to a number of unrelated health issues) at all frequently or for any real distance since.
This is the third road bike I have owned - and I have been cycling seriously for about 10 years and have previously completed a couple of century rides. I do not ride competitively.
I have had two professionals fit and adjust my bike for me - but this was prior to my injury. I now have little faith in their methodology: After all, I wouldn't be injured if the fit was perfect, right?
My preferred course of action, to ensure I don't repeat the injury, is to make small adjustments to my bike to find a pain-free riding position: I am currently feeling tweaks in my knees, in the same location, even though I am starting out slowly by only doing 20 to 30K rides.
Can someone provide me advice on how to move forward with this? Please let me know if you need more information from me. Thanks