Guess I kind of lost track of this thread and forgot to report back, wish there was a subscribe option. Anyways, the TT went fine, came home with two state champ jerseys. The reason I was worried about it happening after a taper without multiple days off is because that's how my last espisode started: a reduction in volume (but not total rest), along with too much sugar/carbs (I think) triggered the initial episode when I started to ride. Then I stopped riding because of the initial cramping on the bike and they just got much worse. So for me, it seems like cutting back training volume without reigning in carb intake is enough the trigger the less severe version of the condition.
It happened again this week, although I was able to work through it (I think - we'll see how tomorrow goes). Last weekend was a stage race, but I ended up not being able to ride the final stage on Sunday due to a mechanical. So no riding Sunday, then a ride on Monday, and no riding on Tuesday (lifted weights instead). Diet also got a bit off track Sun & Tues, which certainly didn't help. On Weds I did about 70 mins of low-z2 spinning and was fine. But today about 10 minutes into my ride, I could feel an episode starting in the left leg. I backed off to super easy pace and tried to keep riding, along with a couple stops to get off and get down into an ATG squat to stretch things out. It never quite got bad enough to force me to completely stop, and after another 20 minutes or so the cramps faded away. I was able to resume normal training and even do some threshold intervals with no ill effects. I'm hoping that in this case I was able to stop the episode before it fully started, although the fact that it was only one leg today has me wondering if tomorrow the same thing will happen with the other leg. But as long as it doesn't get any worse I feel like I dodged a bullet this time.
budegan, my advice to you is to get back on the bike and try to ride through it. Rest is the worst thing you can do right now. When I did that back in march it turned into a full-blown episode that was so bad I couldn't get back on the bike for almost two weeks. Just take it really easy and try to gradually warm up until you feel like you can build some intensity without causing the legs to completely seize up.