Let me preface this by saying I have been known to get a bit obsessive about new hobbies over a short period of time and I'd like to make sure this one sticks as part of my lifestyle change I want to take up lifelong outdoor activities. After I got my old bike on the road I've done a few short rides without feeling too physically wiped by them. Surely they provided a good workout and pleasant enough rides but I was surprised at how quickly my body has bounced back from each ride. I finished this ride in about 42 minutes today
My lower back (around the sciatic nerve) was a bit tight but only for an hour or so after my ride. My hands were going a bit numb as well. The hand thing I chalk up a bit to my LBS putting the cheapest bar tape they could find on my bars, I picked up some new tape that I'll be putting on tomorrow. The back I assume is in part from not having spent a bunch of time on the bike but I'm also wondering if it's saddle related. Last week I finished this ride
Again, no ill effects other than what I mentioned previously. This is the route I'm thinking of taking
I realize none of these are big hilly rides, but I am just getting back into it. I guess my question is this, is this too big a jump too quickly? I've been working out 1.5 to 2hrs a day since April my biggest limitations right now feel comfort related.