OK so bought the bike Saturday - with the help of you! - and went for my first ride Sunday - 22 miles on a flat bike trail - Silver Comet in about 1.5 hours. Had a blast and only fell once at the beginning - learning to use the shoes and clip in and out... but it was really a great ride and a great day.
So today was ride 2. I joined a group ride and set out to meet the gang at a Mall. Well I only met one person, but he happens to have led many rides for the Southern Bike league so he knows a ton about biking. So we rode on bike paths and busy streets (At some points) and headed out for about 10 miles and back. The turning point was at Stone Mountain. It was quite an experience to actually ride to the mountain that I have previously driven to and walked up. I felt so accomplished and powerful. Like yes - I CAN do this, I will lose the weight - and meet a ton of people with my newfound hobby.
He was a fabulous leader and we had a great time. He said he was really impressed in how well I did~! (I think I am able to keep up since I have been exercising on the elliptical for the past 6 weeks for 40 minutes a shot).
1:48:37 seconds..19.6 miles with about a 10 minute stop.... and a few hills.
I am loving this biking thing!