Yesterday I did my first ride since last fall. It was a short run up the river and back; mostly flat ride; 14 miles total; took me a little more than an hour. So all of that is not so bad considering how out of shape I am. It was also cold and windy; something I am not used to riding in since my days of riding across frozen lakes in Minnesota.
The hardest part was waking up this morning. I am sure that as I ride more, and get into a better habit of stretching before and after a ride, I will ache less.
At least that is the hope. . . .
My other hope is to get on my bike at least once a week for the next few weeks, just for short trips. Of course, with snow today and tomorrow and temperatures not getting out of the 30's for a while, this could be a little difficult.