Just wanted to post and say great job everyone. Keep up the good work and keep enjoying it. If things start getting routine and boring, change it up and do something else. Put the bike down for a little bit and do something else, then get back on the bike. Talk to others at work/school/where ever and get them to go to your favorite LBS to look at bikes for them. Get someone else to ride with once a week or once a month. Get others motivated to improve as you improve. Enjoy the outdoors, on a bicycle with friends and family.
I rode my bicycle to a Thanksgiving dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving. When I was leaving, my wife was giving me a ride to the other house where I left my bicycle and riding gear. I decided to ride by the house we ate dinner at, and they were all thinking it was amazing, as they had thought I was on my motorcycle, not a bicycle. One person told my wife that three years ago, he would have never imagined that I would ride a bicycle from my town to his town (13+ miles) for a dinner and then back again. Actually he said it a little bit different than that, but this was the politically correct version, if you know what I mean.
I then flew to Georgia for my mother's 70th birthday on Thanksgiving day, and Saturday morning I took her to her LBS and I talked with the owner about getting her a bicycle. He didn't have the bike that he thought she would be comfortable with in stock, so I didn't get to buy it for her, but we had a great conversation, and I think I will have her back on a bicycle before the end of the year.
Have a great riding experience.