Photos from the first bike ride

As an aside, this was taken with the front-facing camera on my iphone. Not too shabby.

Does this helmet make me look fat?

Rick's Trek road bikeYou’ll note that I have toe straps; I haven’t yet moved to the clipless pedals/shoes that everyone talks about. Soon. Soon.

 

This ride turned out to be 12.06 miles, acc’g to MapMyRun. (Can you tell I’m new at biking?) I covered that in a total of 59:13, giving me an average pace of 6:32 per mile (for reference, and I’m almost ashamed to write it, that’s about a 2:51 marathon pace. And yes, the folks who win Ironman championships run in that ballpark. I guess I really, really have a long ways to go.

 

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