I knew I was way out of shape after spending the last 30+ years as an IT guy before finally retiring. I just didn't know how bad it was until this afternoon.
I ordered a couple of matching mixte frame Windsor Kensingtons from BikeDirect for my wife and I. No - I'm not a schill for BD. I'm on the east side of Atlanta below I-20. Our local bike shop didn't have anything I wanted, a city type 8 speed IGH. They were more than willing to order two from Giant at a cost of about $900.00 each. They would be mine whether we liked them or not. I told them thanks but no thanks.
The bikes finally arrived this afternoon. Putting them together was a piece of cake. The front tires on each bike could use a little truing. I'll get that done in a couple of weeks.
I did the wife's bike first and took it for a short ride, 1/4 mile or so. I was huffing and puffing when I got back. I put mine together and was planning on doing the same thing. Didn't happen. I was having fun and made a complete loop around the block. A measured 6/10 of a mile.
I know for most of y'all that's nothing but some of us have to start with baby steps. I wasn't exactly huffing and puffing this time but close. The heart rate was up significantly and my legs were like limp noodles when I finished. I think I'm in love.
My legs are starting to tighten up just a little which I expected. What I didn't expect was feeling it in the gut. I can't wait till tomorrow to do it somemore. This is one roundtoit that I will have no problems getting to.