After the shower today I suited up for a bike ride. Grabbed my road bike.
I felt awful. I feel like my bikes don't fit right now. It's so strange.
Taking the road bike out today I was super uncomfortable. I hated it. My left hip and quad hurt, my right knee hurt. I felt like I wasn't even on my bike. I have absolutely no power whatsoever.
I can't seem to even get comfortable on my mtb. At 9 mile I didn't feel at home on it. So the other day I played with height and fore/aft. I'm not sure if it'll work out until I get off-road.
I came back from an hour ride today and seriously feel like I'm going to pass out. My body is super tired. I don't know if I'm depressed or what? I mean, I know I'm pissy about the weather and trail conditions, but is it really affecting me that much?


Julie said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! There are always good days and bad days. When you take so much time off it's bound to feel awkward. Try not to think about the position issues and focus on how fun it is to be out there.

spicyride said...

I'm trying not to be, and I'm not so much irritated with "no power". I absolutely hate not feeling comfortable on my bikes. I think I just need a mountain bike ride on real dirt. And the weather this week doesn't look like it'll be cooperating for that.

Noel said...

Try not having a purpose for your ride. Just ride like you did when you were 10 years old. Take your MTB around the block and jump curbs and pop wheelies. Don't train, just ride. Works for me.

spicyride said...

I love those rides! We used to have the perfect spot for that. The school Casey goes to. They had this little small singletrack behind the school and parking blocks in the parking lot. The s/t is now gone because of horny drugged out teens, but the blocks are still there. So perhaps my post was misleading. My bike was so uncomfortable that I wasn't even having fun just riding. My saddle kept creeping up my crotch. I leveled out my road bike saddle tonight and OMG, what a difference. I'll try my mtb when it's not raining. It needs to be washed anyway. or at least the chain lubed.
Every ride is a "training ride" in that I don't train. I have no agenda when I ride, I just ride. Sometimes I go hard (because let's face it, I can't eat cupcakes like I used to) and sometimes I ride no-handed pretending like I'm a drummer as I sing out loud hoping nobody is coming up behind me. And then I hope that this riding will get me through a race.
But you're right, I have to stop being crabby about it.