We aren't talking training ride. Were talking the type of ride that at the end of, you jump off your bike and slither to the shower on the floor like some type of sentient sludge crawling towards a drain. The type of ride that makes you question why you ride in the first place. That ride.
For me, it can take up 5 days to REALLY get my mojo back. I've tried everything from stuffing my face with carbs to loading up electrolytes, etc. etc. etc. but it seems it just takes that long for my body to heal. What about you? What is your personal plan for recovery? How long does your body take?