i attempted my first ride of the season yesterday. First off it feels great to get back on the saddle, however, after just 10 miles my rear was killing me. We fought a 15 mile head wind and had to take 2 stops for a ride that just last summer we rode straight through without trouble. I am sure it's a part winter legs, as my legs were fatigued but im confident that they will quickly come back, as we were out again today and i felt better.
however, I am concerned that my rear was sore, and I don't remember ever once that it was that sore last night. Even my wife complained that we were both pretty sore.
no worries, it'll take a few rides to get back into it.
thats what I figured. Damn weather in chicago is weird this year. I was going to ride this morning, only to wake up to 44 degree's and cloudy. It was in the 80's yesterday. I have time every morning this week, and am going to try to get out and ride in the mornings again, and after work with the wife on evenings when we have time (not very often)
we did a 10 mile ride on sunday and I felt like I was back. I checked my tire pressure and it was only 28 (MTB though) and combined with a 15~25mph head wind we were fighting made for a tough ride, and I think it was probably more then we should have attempted to shake off the winter legs. However I am excited to get out and back out and ride more often this year.
mid 80s Ross Centaur converted to Alfine 11 09 motobecane imortal force, 83 Ross Paragon,81 Schwinn LeTour Tourist, 91 Paramount, 93 GT converted to city bike
Could be the saddle is too upright. Could be the saddle hasn't got the right fore aft adjustment.
(I tend to tilt the nose of my E3 downword a hair)
As for the legs..spin.
Forget the big gears or trying to wail down the road at 16mph.
Find a gear combo that doesn't make the legs burn and work your way up from there.