I’ll start by stating (1) I like stretching. I typically spend 3 to 4 hours a week at it. And (2) I often experience inner thigh cramping several hours after a 4+ hour ride, along with random hamstring cramps that don’t seem to be related to anything.
This summer I seem to have completely lost interest in stretching and I’ve noticed much less cramping both in frequency as well as intensity. However, on Sunday I did just a few very light intensity hamstring and groin stretches and after my 2hr ride Monday I experienced the inner thigh cramps and Tuesday I’m getting the random hamstring cramps.