I got the chance to ride with Neil_B today and what was a kind of open ended ride turned into a 50 trip to Philadelphia and back. It feels great to have accomplished this and it really came as a surprise. I am really impressed with home much my fitness has improved in the past month and a half since I started riding. I was kind of thinking I'd like to at least hit my previous high which was 30 miles and it would be nice to go a bit past that but I don't think Neil or I had any idea it would turn into 50 miles (a bit more for Neil as he had further to go home, he is looking at a metric century).
I came back 4 lbs lighter than when I left this morning, I'm guessing that is a sign that I probably need to drink more water.
So after this I'm starting to think doing a century this year is something that is within reach and I might just have to shoot for that next.