hehehe. i started to post this in "general cycling" but thought about all the sarcastic replies i'd get (mostly from the "road cycling" regulars).
i read where people talk about their calves being sore from riding. i've never had that. i started riding 3 years ago and not once have i had sore calves. i should add, i was completely out of shape when i started riding so i can't say it's because my legs were already "toned."
if i take some time off riding, my quads will be a little "tight" after the first couple of rides. however, i wouldn't call it "soreness."
is all of this normal? should i take a look at my "fit?" could this be from the way i'm set up on my pedals? am i not pushing myself hard enough? is it poor mechanics/technique?
some more info;
i started on a huffy mtb. then went to a db comfort. then a trek 7300. for the last 1.5 years, i've mostly ridden my felt z25/35 and soma smoothie es roadies. i've been using clipless pedals for the last 2 years.
also, i try to ride daily. my rides are usually 30-45 miles and i go out of my way to find hills (which is tough to do in il). i usually avg 16-17 mph. at my best, i've avg'd 18mph on rides.