I'm 40 y/o and weight somewhere in the 240lb range 6' tall. I have the typical football player build so I'm not going to ever get down to 150lbs. I've been riding pretty steady since January and have almost 600 miles down for the year. I'm having a tough time riding consecutive days without one or two rest days between. I had back surgery last October and was only released to start exercising in January. I want to ride more frequently but find my legs are needing a lot longer recovery time than I use to need. For example I did a 53 mile ride Monday(which was VERY hilly compared to rides around here) and Wednesday I went out for a ride and my legs just weren't ready so I had to cut my ride short at 27 miles. I vary my ride lengths, intensity and am only riding recumbents from now on. I've gotten past most of my fit issues on the bikes and ride with no joint pain any longer. I'm just wondering if there is anything I could do to where I could ride more than just 2-3 days a week? My eating has been pretty clean and am trying to get down to the 220lb range, I haven't been drinking caffeine or coffee, taking daily vitamins, and getting a good nights sleep.