Took my first ride of the year saturday. It was pretty cold, I forgot gloves, but it ended up being quite warm. Well, the weather was warm then cold, then warm again (as it tends to do here in No. Colo.)
I ended up riding about a mile of narrow county roads to our city trial, which for the northern 5 miles, runs along the lakes we have. After that fist mile; however, both my lungs and legs were BURNING. I started to wonder what I was getting into, but I contiued, marking a "bailout" spot from the trail about 2 miles ahead.
The day from then on turned into something GREAT. I pedaled along, NO ONE else was out, and reached my first "bailout" spot, riding past it continuing down he trail. I picked another spot to leave the trail and go home, but rode past that too. I ended up going the most of the way through town on the trail and finishing with a loop through neighborhood streets back to my place.
It felt great to finally get out and get a fairly decent ride in for the first time this year.
More rides to come...