43 y.o. Have not exercised regularly since 2009. Bought a bike 12 days ago. Heard about a race near my home. Entered. Wrecked in first minute of race. Came in last. Am unfathomably sore, can barely bend my right knee. Pain everywhere to the point of dismay at what morning will bring. Tasted my own blood.
Received gracious applause, and a beer, during race. Laughed on bike while believing there was actually a legitimate chance I might die.
This is probably a common first time experience.
This is an awesomely weird sport. Road biking+BMX+Olympic Style Prison Breaking.
Looking forward to the next one, in 4 weeks.
Damn, my knee hurts.