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I am not sure if you are clipping in, but a pedal adjustment might be of help here as well as that seat height. A spacer of a millimeter or two at the crank might make the difference; it did for me.
See a doctor, do not speculate.
How long are your rides, and how well do you fuel up before and during rides? Cramping is likely due to mineral or salt imbalance (sodium, potassium, and magnesium, calcium, plus a few other more minor ones). It could also be due to lack of energy of your muscles to continue working. Either could be compounded with rides longer than your body is used to, ...
There are a number of potential conditions which can cause cramps or muscle pain, while riding, immediately after riding, or hours later. Two that I am personally aware of are low potassium and a condition called MADD. Low potassium is especially likely on hot, humid days when you sweat a lot. The body has stores of most chemicals the muscles need (eg, ...
I know roadies who swear by pickle juice - that's the brine in which pickles and gherkins are preserved. Its basically salty sweetened vinegar. The pickle juice I have no evidence for, but a nice road rider told me that, as he ate pickles and drank the juice... it worked for him. Real bananas is another one, but I'd expect them to squash and bruise ...
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