Seems like my quads stay sore all the time, no matter what. Even if I take 3-4 days off, they still feel tight. I stretch, massage etc. but they never feel right. My biggest rides are only 40 miles in the city where it's relatively flat. Where I live, it's very hilly and my rides a usually a little less than 20 miles but feel harder. I usually do a couple short leisurely 10 mile recovery rides too. Typically skip at least a day between rides unless it's a short recovery ride where I don't push myself at all.
Why are my quads so sore all the time? I'd like to ride more, but it makes it hard. Should I just ride through it? Is this normal for someone who's 50 and only been cycling for about 6 months?