Well, I just joined today because hubby and I are trying to decide if we're going to be able to do this bike ride in Italy that I've been wanting to do for 5 years. If we do it, it'll take some major training, that's for sure.
We ride 12-15 miles on a semi-regular basis - moreso during good biking weather. However, it's mostly flat. I ride an Electra Townie 21 that I adore, but yes, I am a wimp - it's a comfort bike. I do love my bike though, more than is probably good for me. If we're to do this ride I need to switch back to my old mountain bike. No comfort bikes allowed on the Italy ride. Sad.
So that's about it. Oh, and we also use a Walky Dog to take Jacko the border collie/greyhound on bike rides. He loves it. Now we have to take him for "you know whats" because saying the phrase bike ride in our house will likely get you covered in doggie kisses, then pounced on if you don't get going quickly enough for his liking.