The last few weeks of summer I've been a lazy bum when it comes to riding. I haven't been out on the bike for quite some time and I finally had the chance to. Let me just say I felt so out of shape. Biking is not one of those things that you can drop and just pick right back up again. Maybe riding a bike in general, but certainly not riding at a competitive pace where you can push yourself. I about died. But it's time to focus and get back into it.
South Carolina, despite all the heat and humidity, is a great place to ride because there are lots of pretty country roads with little traffic, and there is a very large biking community, and on top of all of that there are a good number of climbs and fun descents around here. Not the case where I live, where most everything is very flat. This is definitely more of a challenge, and will get me back into top shape. I'm ready for the challenge. Biking is one of those things that is great because you can ride alone or with a group. It's fun either way.
There are leisurely group rides, hard almost race-like rides, and circuit training. And while my butt may take some reminding of how to get used to sitting on a tiny bike seat for hours again, I'm totally okay with that if it means getting back into cycling shape again and really working on some great heart exercise.
I know, I'm addicted. But I'm perfectly okay with that.