So I did my first ride of the season today and I LOVED IT!!
I had focused solely upon the Princess half marathon and did absolutely no cycling between October and today, but I hopped onto the bike tody with the hopes of a short one hour ride and just take it easy.
I ended up changing my route about 4 miles in and was glad I did. I ended up going just shy of 12 miles in 52 minutes. I got slowed towards the end due to stop lights and traffic, but thats okay. I had a great ride and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Great first ride of the season. WOOHOO, check it out.
Also, I did some of my climbs in my big ring. I have gotten stronger with the half marathon training. WOOT!!