From June 6, 2006:
"I got back into biking this week and BOY HOWDY am I glad I did! Last night I did about 9 miles on my own on the MoPac Trail, then 16 miles with kwak buddy Troy tonight. My conditioning over the past year has paid off, the only thing that hurts is my butt from the bike seat, but I got a new one tonight that made ALL the difference."
In my first week somehow I managed the free time to get 71 miles in, and enjoyed every minute of it. I think the only thing that saved my legs was that I had spent the previous 9 months getting to know a elliptical machine, and thus avoided some of the pain that others experience.
Now, a year later, I'm commuting daily to work and loving it. Lots of riding is in order this week, I do predict!
Just some advice for the new members, keep riding and enjoying it.