Join Date: Mar 2004
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Realistic answer, I went from zero to 200+ miles per week and was 38lbs overweight, took 11 months and by that time I was doing around 300miles a week, my legs dont burn anymore,even when I ride at my max for an hour straight,which these days is just over 26mph.Legs burned and felt like jello for months, then one day it just kinda stopped.How long it takes depends on YOU, rest assured though, it only takes about 2 weeks off and the burning will be back,biking and fitness is very unforgiving, it cant be faked.You can expect most of it to go away after a couple of months if you ride enough.Lots of folks will recommend using gears, nothing wrong with that, just keep in mind lots of folks lean on gearing as a crutch and that holds back the fitness development process too.Dont overdo it, but dont underdo it either, there is a line there.The legs on fire sensation at first is normal.