So I've been riding about a month. At first I would get really really winded after a bloody mile. Aside from being really out of shape, I was trying to use taller gears and push like hell all the time.
Now I can go for 5-10 miles before I bonk and my cadence is higher, like 90, but something changed... I don't much get winded now. I mean I do up hills and stuff, but what happens now is that my legs get weaker and weaker as I ride. I'll find myself not exhausted in a heart kind of way, but instead my legs will just get weak. I'll be down to the small chainring for a hill that normally would be done on the middle, that kinda thing. The legs become sorta non-responsive.
Its a wierd kinda tired that I've never experienced before running. I guess its similar to the way my shoulders would get after a hard workout.
Anyway, is this normal? Will this shift back and forth depending on the training I do, whether I get winded or leg-fatigued? I try to do alot of flat riding around here... but to be honest, there isn't alot. Its pretty hilly where I live.