It's that time of the year when I need to plan/register for my rides this season. They'll be mostly "event" type rides here in Belgium, many of them on the classic routes. Often hilly with brutal, shortish (1-2 km) climbs, 3000m+ of climbing in total, and around 140 - 170 km's.
Amongst them, there are a couple that fall a week apart. I'm just wondering what the experience is here amongst we "mature" riders in terms of recovery, and of doing these kinds of rides on consecutive weekends?
My own experience is that I still feel pretty knocked around a week or so after one of these, it takes 2 weeks to get really going again, and 3 weeks later I feel I could take on the pros ... But ...doable??