Traveling again, but this time rented a bike.
Went on the shop ride today, 25 miles just shy of an 18 pace. Wimpy, I know, but what a joy it was to get on the bike and RIDE on this road trip! I really hate being away from home, but the anticipation and the ride and the afterglow have made today a first rate day!
I find out every day I get on my bicycle just how much it benefits me to ride - and instead of regretting the 25 years I didn't ride I look forward to riding until they wheel me off to the old folks home (in fact, a ride in November starts and finishes at said old folks home, converted to a funky hotel and bar in Oregon).
I get to ride another 40 tomorrow, and maybe two or three 25+ in the evenings during the week depending on weather (folks don't ride in the rain here in Alabama). Wow.
Again, I am just amazed how my attitude is changed by being able to ride. It isn't just the exercise, but from the first spin of the crank I feel like I am free of the daily crap and am getting to eat up the fun.
Am I just weird, or does it work like this for you guys and gals too?