I got back on my bike for the first time in over a year last night. I spent about 25 minutes on the trainer, and then decided that I needed to get out of the house. So I went out and did 8 miles. Nowhere near my usual evening ride, but the total time on the bike – 55 minutes. Felt oh so good. It wasn’t a difficult route, no major hills/climbing, and the speed wasn’t where I remember it being, but what do you expect? The handling was off, and I forgot just how difficult it is to pace yourself on the road and judge your effort. If rain wasn’t in the forecast for the next couple of days, I’d probably be back on the road, without hitting the trainer.