What a terrific feeling the day after a long ride.
The body feels used but not abused.
The night's rest from a taxing day is as good as it gets.
The scales show a slight reduction in weight.
A recovery ride is as easy and slow as you prefer.
And counting calories?? Only to make sure you're eating enough to replenish all you've burned the day before!!
Ahhhhh.........another reason to ride!!!! It's all good.