I'm with you on cycling. LOVE it! Glad you're getting stronger and are able to ride. I'm finally able to ride again...well, at least a little bit...since my knee replacement. Before surgery, there were a few months I couldn't ride at all. But prior to that, for a long time, I'd hurt when I started riding, but then work it out to where it was tolerable for the rest of my ride. BUT after a ride, I wouldn't be able to straighten my leg or bear weight on the right for a good 30 minutes, and sometimes up to an hour. Of course I had no cartilage in the anterior compartment, so go figure.
I really look forward to long road bike rides again. At least I can see it on the horizon now. Biking is awesome.