After smoking for 35 years, I quit 2 months ago. Still have the urge, sometimes I feel like I stopped 5 minutes ago, other times I don't think about it. I was riding 30 miles a day prior to quitting, but when I quit, I quit riding for some reason. I have a feeling it was due to the nice relaxing smoke after I finished my ride, so to avoid it, I stopped. This cost me a 20 pound weight gain
Now for the good news, after not riding for 2 months, I started again this past Monday. Not sure why, I pulled the bike out, washed and waxed it, aired up the tires, gave it a once over, and off I went. I am riding 10 miles a day, and to be honest, I don't feel I have more air than when I smoked.
At this stage it will take 3 months to start loosing the weight I gained, and not sure how long to get to 30+ miles again. For those that have smoked (Don't need the never smoked, never did, doesn't help me since I did), how long did it take before you notice more lung capacity?