Since I started riding the bike in the early morning before the sun comes up to escape the heat, I’ve noticed that my muscles are already used to riding the bike so I don’t have to ride every other day to rest my muscles. I can ride everyday if I want to. In fact, I rode for 3 days in a row. Well, mainly that was to burn off some burgers and fries I ate lol.
But, I have no problem riding the bike anymore at all. It’s like my muscles are back to the way they were when I was a kid, that’s how used to riding I am now.
I seem to recall last year when I started riding my bike again, when I first found out about the bike trail after summer was over from one of those city park summer guides, in the back it has a map of the bike trail. So I got the bike out of moth balls, filled the tires, actually I had to buy a new tube for the front tire because it had a hole in it that I couldn’t repair with the new tire repair kit I had bought lol. Anyway, I started riding and my legs were so not used to it and I would get down to H and 3rd and my legs were already tired and it was just 1 block away from my house lol.
So I would ride all the way to California and H and I was like screw this, I’m going back home and that whole trip was 1 mile lol. Then when I got home my legs were so stiff from riding that 1 mile that I could barely even walk in the back door. I had to sit and rest and I had to massage my thighs because they were just in so much pain from that pitiful ride lol.
I think I was riding like that for a week before I was finally able to go maybe 3 miles then went up to 4 then 5 which altogether took about a month before I was even able to get on the bike trail.
By the time I was finally riding the bike trail I could only go so far before I had to turn around and go back but eventually I was able to do 11 miles per day which was a little over an hour.
Now, I can do that 11 miles in just 55 minutes so I have to step up my ride and go further and go 16 miles just to make up my time which is about 1 hour and 16 minutes. But that 16 miles to me now is no biggy.