Today I rode 6.3 miles on the bike at the gym. The elevation was a lot less than my last ride. Time was 32 minutes.
We went to the local bike shop today to ask about options. The store guy said we live near some really good roads for biking. As in, 60 mile rides on rolling hills with very little traffic. I really worry about cars and distracted drivers but I know I just need to get out there and take every reasonable precaution. Anxiety is my worst enemy.
I don’t really want to spend the money on a new bike but I probably should. I love seeing groups of riders going super fast in their sleek cycling outfits. Who knows? Maybe one day I will be one of them.
What I love best about this journey is that doing things I never dreamed possible seem suddenly, in a few short months, within reach.