Me and HotWife haven’t done much riding in the last 7 years,,,,especially laser focused riding in preparation for a 1/2 Ironman. What a great feeling it was to get back on the back for specific training on Saturday, both of us knowing we needed to get some miles under us. Although it was a short ride, we chose a technically challenging flatter course with lots of curves and turns to tune our bike handling skills back up. Add dogs, people walking and running, other bikes and scooters,,,and you’ve got enough difficulty to keep us alert. We aced the ride,,,,,feeling refreshed and renewed and knowing that the conditioning rides are coming up,,,long and longer in order to get into riding shape again. If you’re in the same boat,,,,take it slow and don’t worry about what others might think. I don’t. I know I don’t want to get injured and I want to start ramping back into it slowly,,,,,so we’re starting to run, ride and swim again smartly. I have detailed conditioning and training schedules from the days when I used to have a coach; and I’ll start using them in the middle of this month. But until then, I want to keep enjoying myself.