Went for my first ride in over 15 years this morning before breakfast. (Not including the test ride around the parking lot of the LBS where I bought it)
It was a short ride, only a 3/4 of a mile but in that short distance 3 things came to mind.
1. It shows that I have been off of a bicycle for a long time, but it also shows that I used to ride, alot. I still get a complete kick out of being on two wheels and i don't mean the Harley.
B. It was hard going even that 3/4 of a mile, now admittedly I was shifting through the gears seeing how they worked so know doubt I burned a lot of energy in the wrong gears as I tested it out.
i. I gotta think about getting a fat butt seat, that was a wee bit uncomfortable, admittedly I was wearing thin jogging pants but I might still look into one.
When I got back I had breakfast, no not bacon, eggs, and toast. I had salad, simple mixed greens without the extras that make salad not as healthy as it starts out being.
Which also brought something else to mind, I do not think I will last on an anything "only" diet. It becomes boring quickly. I need variety, so I will be embarking on a soup and salad nutrition plan, a salad and single serving of non-fried protein nutrition plan, and a single serving of protein and non buttered vegetable nutrition plan. Which in short means that I will eat real food, varied food, healthy food.
In truth I will start at salads only until I get my soups going, nothing in the larder at present. Then when that gets dull I will switch.