I'm really curious about how quickly it takes some of you to recover your training if you haven't been on a bike in a while.
I was out of town for two weeks and wasn't able to ride. When I got back, I tried to ride my usual 10 miles around the island (nice and flat) and I couldn't without everything hurting, being winded, and dropping into a much lower gear. I was stunned, since it's such an easy ride! I figured it had something to do with being off a bike for a few days.
Is this sudden decrease in ability common? How long does it take you to recover?