I had the best ride ever yesterday!! I've decided to consider it my first "real" ride. I'm not counting the other 3 since getting my bike because a) I looked like a complete inexperienced idiot, b) felt like a complete inexperienced idiot, and of course c) I was pretty much close to death within 20 yards of starting to pedal. Yesterdays ride counts because a) I didn't have to get off and push up hill, b) the park was not busy no people to dodge and there were no cyclist to look like an idiot in front of, and c) cuz it was just that friggin awesome!
Me and my youngest son ended up riding 5 miles, and I could have done more if he wouldn't have punked out on me, lol
That one ride made me feel like I wasn't stupid for spending the money I did on my bike and that I have the potential to really become a cyclist (someday). I feel like my goal of becomming commuter is possible!