I slipped out for my birthday ride today, 52 miles for 52 years. I am two days early but had to take the run at it when I got the chance. I rode to my favorite coffee shop (Jittery Joes) and then into the country. I live in North Georgia around Lake Lanier (Tour De Georgia Territory) and there is no flat ground around here. I played with my seat today also to get more quads into my pedal stroke and really punished some of the hills. I love this crazy sport we are all addicted to. After around 3 hours on the bike I finally had enough. Celebrated with lunch, 2 beers and an afternoon just cooling my jets.