I haven't rode much for the last 6 months, Family and health issues have wrecked havoc on my schedule and fitness.
Today, before the onset of sleet, rain, snow and generally pissy weather I took out my new Colnago for a ride. I was ready for 5 miles but did a 10 mile loop. I also chased down another rider my age (and paid for it). I cannot say it was pleasant but the ride was good. The wool jersey w/hoodie and 50+ jacket were great.
I've also signed up for the Tour De Canal - 184 miles of C&O canal in two days this September. I now have a cross bike which should make it easier. I also picked up some nice Specialized Raval wheels.