I have a history with bikes, and it's been very spotty. Last time I tried to start a riding program I thought 3 miles was a great goal. I didn't last, and am not sure I even enjoyed it.
Although the joy of riding has always been there it's been wispy and noncommittal, but my daughter and I started riding a month ago and we are LOVING it! So I thought I'm ready for a forum to help us set new goals and overcome obstacles. We live in the Rockies where the hills are pretty daunting, but we take the bikes down to the valley (that big one between the Rockies and the Appalachians) to ride where it is a little more level. There is a 16 mile loop we've done twice (eight miles up and eight miles whoopdedoodown!) in Fort Collins, and we just did an eleven mile ride from Windsor where she works to Greeley where my son lives. It had some killer hills but I only had to get off the bike twice. I was worried about my blood pressure because I was getting headaches when I rode, but last time I loosened my helmet and voila! the headache disappeared. hmmm.
So I'll be checking out all the posts here and probably asking some real dumb questions, but I'm glad you guys are here for me to ask them. :)