I dug out my 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur, found my old biking shoes, inflated my old tires, checked out the bike and then did something I hadn't done in about 10 years:
I rode my bike! Only did 6 miles, and that was on a rail trail, so flat and paved. I drove to the trailhead with my biking shoes on, and I know this might sound a little silly, but I actually just felt good wearing the shoes and looking in my rear view mirror at my bike sitting in it's rack.
I'm pretty far from where I was 10 years ago. I was a real weekend worrier back then. There were weekends where I did 100 miles between mountain biking and skating. Now I'm out of shape and 40 pounds heavier than I used to be.
As for the ride itself, well the first 2 miles were a real killer, but then things started to click a little better. I had planned on 5 miles, but was comfortable enough to do 6. I'm hoping for a 100 mile trip someday. It is doable. I also need to get back into the woods, which is my true love, but I want to get a little better on my bike first.
Now it's time to post in the 25,000 mile thread so I can do my little part.
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