I took my new bike out for its first real ride, a 78-miler on Sunday in picture perfect weather. I was a little nervous as I headed out - What if I didn't like it? What if I were uncomfortable and wanted to end early? What if I were missing my old bike? But the nerves and questions melted away just a few short miles into the ride and I realized that being on a road bike is far more my style. I felt relaxed and comfortable, like I could handle any challenge the road threw my way and as usual, there were a few.
Here are a few cool pics from our hike. There are ruins of an old Catskills hotel that are incredibly fun to explore.