Although at 56 I may not have seen the fall of the Roman Empire there are days I feel like my body has been around that long. I love where I am at in life. That said, having just returned from nine days aboard a cruise ship with my wife I was / am, suprised how my riding conditioning quickly fell off. Every day on the ship I either jogged a couple of miles or used the eliptial for a half hour and some days both. That in addition to pushups and situps. I have made two one hour or so rides in the last two days after our return. Not only do I get dead legs after but my arse is wore out as well! Average speed is way down. When I left I was riding two or three hours without much of and issue. The wind is cranking twenty five which is some of it but I was not expecting to loose so much so fast.