Finally found an "exercise routine" that I enjoy; slightly giddy
Started commuting about seven months ago and keep finding myself beaming over the fact that I'm actually still doing it. I've never, ever done anything athletic with any true regularity for a sustained amount of time, and so the experience of getting "into" biking is new and very exciting. I've been riding my girlfriend's Specialized Crossroads all this time but yesterday I finally let myself buy a new bike and felt completely jubilant riding my new Giant Cypress SX home from the store, over the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn (actually took a few stupid risks zipping between cars on Canal street, but couldn't help feeling bold on my new, light, sleek bike).
I know I'm nothing like a "real cyclist" at this point - still riding a hybrid, still primarily a commuter - but I'm pretty happy about the whole thing. Also happy to find this site (I posted about a month ago for bike-shopping advice) where it seems there are a lot of nice people with a lot more experience than I have, but the same enthusiasm.
Hello to all.