I completed my first RAGBRAI and the ride was much easier than anticipated. I actually felt like I got stronger as the week went on. I took the first week off since I got back and yesterday was the first time back in the saddle.
What surprised me most was that I actually felt much weaker (speed, endurance, and stamina) since I completed the ride. Is this normal or is my body still recovering? I was really hoping I would come back a much stronger rider but it looks like the opposite has happened.
Does anyone have any suggestions to get back to where I was before I did the ride?