The weather was so perfect yesterday evening that my wife and I grabbed some KFC and headed to a local park for a picnic and some walking. There's a large lake there, and on a whim we decided to rent one of those paddle-boat things just for fun. I was thinking that my cycling legs are in such good shape that I could run that thing all over the lake.
Was I ever wrong! The seat-pedal arrangement on those is made so a kid can use it, so for me it felt like riding on a bike with the seat about two feet too low. Talk about tiring out my legs really quick. On the other hand, my wife is a good bit shorter and has also been cycling a lot lately, and she was having a lot better a time of it. All in all we had fun acting like a couple of kids out there, but it sure reminded me why we place a lot of importance on proper fitting of a cycle.
By the way, this park (Stony Creek for those of you in SE Mich) is really popular with cyclists. The casual and family riders take the paved path around the lake (~6 miles) while the roadies burn up the nearby park road loop. There were tons of them out yesterday, so I'm planning on hauling my road bike out there tonight for some "time trial" fun!