Try eating bananas or cukes. They're both an excellent source of potassium, which helps to prevent cramps.
It took me 45 minutes to ride the 15 miles so my intensity was pretty high at least for me. Also, everything else felt good I didn't experience pain anywhere else.acid_rider said:I read that salt also helps (food/drink) with cramps.
But you only rode 15 miles for 1-1.5 hours, not enough distance, IMHO. But hills and strong wind makes me think as I had a similar incident ~9 months ago and it turned out my saddle was too high. Did you get any tension/soreness post-ride in hamstrings, glutes or upper calf areas? If so, perhaps you need to lower your saddle, gradually, 3mm at a time. Also check the cleat position over the pedal axle, perhaps your foot is too far back and needs to move forward by moving cleat backwards.
After several trials, I found that the pedal axle just ahead of the ball of my foot works for me (cleat about 3mm forward of axle)...and I try to keep the foot parallel to the ground; at least avoiding the toes-down position....... knock on wood, no calf cramps in many years...but on a couple of rides, I have had buddies that developed calf cramps and I told them to drop the heel, drop a couple of cogs and spin it out....it's worked everytime so far.msohio said:If you want to promote a heel down position, should the cleat be forward or back relative to the ball of one's foot? I've had the same crap issue in my right calf.