After three weeks of owning my new bike I have just passed the 100 mile mark.
Not much I agree, but even in this short time I have noticed a vast improvement
in my ability. Times are not getting much faster due to road and route conditions
(I would rather reach my destination in one piece at a reasonable pace!!) but the
strength in my legs has improved dramatically. This is also assisted by a better understanding
of gear use thanks to this forum.
Newcomers who are thinking of taking up this sport/hobby should be encouraged by all of the
advice and tips available on this forum and get out there. I did it and already feel the
benefits after a short time.