I still can't seem to get myself to ride everyday, but decided to definitely ride to my karate classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I figure it's a start. I'm not sure I am going to count the ride there because it seems like I am on the brake the whole time. I decided to take the path that runs through the park across the street from my house since I really didn't like riding on the street. It turns out that the path through the park is not level, like I thought. I really haven't figured out how to shift the gears to something that allows me to actually pedal instead of coasting when I am going downhill (probably more like down a speed bump). No matter what gear I am in it doesn't feel like I am doing anything. I think I am just moving faster than I can pedal. Anyway, coming back kills me, especially after taking a karate class.
I had to walk my bike the last block to my house because I just couldn't make it up the block. I mapped the routes I took:
There - http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ny/queens/737326908
Back - http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/ny/queens/699524483
Anyway, it felt good. I'm going to do a little searching and see if I can find someplace level so maybe on the weekend I can go out for a while.