It will take me a while to learn the best way to travel from my home to the lakefront --- I really dislike riding on Chicago streets. So of course I will need to learn some routes I am comfortable with for longer rides as well. I also think the next step is to have a fit consultation, so I can find out what modifications I can make for better positioning --- or if actually the next best step is to get another bike next year when I start training in earnest. My ride yesterday definitely showed me that I want to be riding lots more!
- Watching the fog roll in off the lake by biking into and through it
- Going up inclines that previously had slowed me down --- with barely an extra breath needed
- Seeing all the different people that use the lakefront (and there were some lovely bodies among them, yum)
- Getting in two quick workouts during the time I would otherwise be on the train!