Hi, DC. So good of you to join us.
It sounds like you're well on your way. Getting the equipment and the desire are the two key ingredients to becoming an avid cyclist. 6.25 miles is a pretty good first go of it. I think my first time was something like 12 miles and my arse was KILLING me for about 3 days afterward! It took several weeks of cycling every about every other day to build up to something I was happy with, and several more months to reach that (at the time, seemingly) lofty goal of my first Metric (100km or 62.1 miles). I have yet to ride a full Century but I am hoping to do my first one this year.
If you stick to it, and keep on riding, you'll find yourself with a love that'll last a lifetime. Care to take a little advice that no one shared with me? Bibshorts. Get a couple of really nice pairs of bib shorts and your butt will thank you. I like the Sugoi RS, with the FX chamois. They're affordable (at about $160 retail, but you can find them for about $100 on eBay every now and then). They don't slide around on you while you ride, like biking shorts do, and when you add some chamois cream (like the Assos cream) to the formula, ''Voila!'' What a combo!
And that's such a FANTABULOUS picture of you and your son.
Ride safe, DC!
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