Well all I finally made it out for a ride, a real one anyway. I picked up my bike about a month ago and due to weather, schedule (BS excuses I know), I never made it further than just running a few errands on the bike.
Today I loaded up the bike on my car and drove out to a park and just started riding. I don't have a bike computer so I wasn't keeping track of time, cadence, speed or anything like that, I just rode.
Once I got back to the car I felt like I could have gone further. I drove the route in my car and tracked the distance, so my first "official" ride was 11.3 miles. My next purchase will be a computer to track speed and cadence for me, so I'll at least know if I'm improving.
Anyway I just wanted to say how awesome it was, and I can't wait to get out longer and further!!! Next ride I'll go for over 20 miles, and I'll be pushing for 50 miles in no time.
Thanks all for the inspiration!!!
Pics of my Trek DS 8.3 and my new (to me) MINI Cooper!!