I just got into cycling this year (except for riding when I was a kid) to get back into shape and to spend extra time riding with the family.
This past Monday (Memorial Day) a friend of mine and I decided that instead of driving ourselves out to the family cookout / get together that we would ride our bikes.
From my place to my fathers is 20.5 miles. We took off a little late around 11:00am (it was already over 90 degrees here in Texas and headed to around 100) we arrived just after 1:30pm.
This was the farthest I have even ridden at one time. Now, I know it's not much compared to most people here but, I was impressed that I made it. We are already planning our next trip for this weekend.
One reason I decided to post this here at the forum was because I have read many stories and been help with several questions I have had by the wonder people here. If it wasn't for this forum I seriously don't know if I would have gotten into cycling.