Greetings fellow Clydes and Athenas. I finally decided it was time to get up off of the couch and try to get back in shape. Commuted by bike during 2 separate periods of my life, the last time about 6-7 years ago(~4.5 miles each way). Can't do that now, not because of distance, but because I work 3rd shift and don't want to spend an hour a night risking my life with drunk drivers on a bike for 16 miles each way.
Anyway, I dug my old faithful Peugeot UE-8 out a couple of weeks ago and started getting it roadworthy and today I went out to the local greenway and put in the first 4.5 miles of the new year. Took about 30 minutes for a fairly easy route. Feel pretty good right now, now I've just got to keep it up. One down 333 to go for the year.
Goals for the year-
1. Get back on the bike- check
2. Lose some weight, get in shape
3. Ride a century later in the year, maybe a charity ride
See what happens. If I keep it up, maybe my bride will allow me a new addition to the stable later in the year. Hey, she asked about her bikes so maybe she'll ride with me some-though she's not really comfortable on the roads. I'll gladly add a few extra greenway rides to my road rides if she wants to ride some. I plan to head back to the streets once I get a little more comfortable with the exertion.