As you may surmise, I am not a winter cyclist. And today I felt what sitting out a whole season can do. The legs were sluggy and the rump was sore. Yet despite this, I still was so happy to be riding again.
What's more, any time I got a little tired, I only had to look down at Betty. She would tell me in her own way, "Take heart! You got this."
While the ground is still brown from winter, the view of the snowy mountains made this ride lovely and scenic.
Doing the 15 or so miles today was a good first step to get back into my bicycling lifestyle. But it did make it clear that I have a long way to go before I am ready for those 80 miles in June. Sigh.