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    I am new to cycling and have been using my MTB to get to work over the last 2 weeks
    (8 mile round trip)

    I also just got a road bike and had two session(s) (10 mile route & 7 mile) today.

    Every time I cycle the front top of my thighs ache afterwards.

    Question 1: Will this go or subside or should it always ache afterwards?
    Question 2: How far should I cycle per week to improve fitness


    Also I used a bike computer (VDO X1DW) and it added the two rides I did today into one set of results, if i reset it it will lose everything,

    Question 3: should it show the details as 2 different rides, or will it only do this if the two rides are on separate days

    Thanks Guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzyBee View Post
    I am new to cycling and have been using my MTB to get to work over the last 2 weeks
    (8 mile round trip)

    I also just got a road bike and had two session(s) (10 mile route & 7 mile) today.

    Every time I cycle the front top of my thighs ache afterwards.

    Question 1: Will this go or subside or should it always ache afterwards?
    Only having ridden a new (to you) bike twice/ acclimating to road riding is most likely playing a part, but if you haven't had a bike fit, consider one because it will get you positioned correctly in relation to the contact points on the bike. This assumes sizing is right.

    But yes, as long as you don't overdo/ suffer overuse injuries, these type of aches will likely subside and are quite common with riders (including MTB'ers) new to the road riding position.

    Question 2: How far should I cycle per week to improve fitness

    Lots of variables and it depends on the individual and their starting fitness level, but the rule of thumb is adding 10 percent weekly. I'd suggest using that as a guideline, varying it (and the intensity of rides/ rest days) according to how you feel.

    Also I used a bike computer (VDO X1DW) and it added the two rides I did today into one set of results, if i reset it it will lose everything,

    Question 3: should it show the details as 2 different rides, or will it only do this if the two rides are on separate days
    There are manuals online that you can download:
    VDO-Cyclecomputing

    Thanks Guys
    My answers above...

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