I got a new Surly Long Haul Trucker, and the weather was great, for once, on the weekend. Lucky, on both counts, so I got out and played. It's not a fast bike, but wow, it's comfortable. I rode forty miles, and only stopped because it was getting dark. Usually I'm flaky all winter, doing little more than the occasional stroll over to Liberty Park. So I ride twenty or so miles for my first ride, and it makes me want to die.
I mostly rode the Parkway Trail, and miraculously didn't get any goathead flats, and was only run off the trail three times by clueless families that don't understand things like "ON YOUR LEFT" or "EXCUSE ME!!!!"
What a fun, plush ride. I had my camera, and totally spaced taking pictures, so you'll have to use your imagination. And by now, I'm sure you all know what an olive LHT looks like with a honey saddle, anyway.
Now, stop messing around online and get out there!