i got a bike awhile ago. been riding it quietly daily. doing 15-18 miles up a huge hill by my home. it is getting better, but everyday some guy/gal will blast past me.
all my cycling friends wanted me to join them. today, i gave in and met them in the morning. i was very nervous. they all had hot new bikes, and matching gear. i looked like a random mountian biker with my cyclocross bike. i questioned them about the route. WTF! i went for it.
i hung with them!! almost 40 miles up and over hills, over bridges..city to city. i wasnt the last guy on the hills. i am stoked. they showed me an amazing route, littered with animals, abandoned buildings. no cars.
my health is really benefitting. i cannot jog that much, due to bad feet. BP is down, i'm dropping lbs, sleeping great..win!