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So, went biking with my instructor in Prospect Park. After doing a quick review of gears, signaling, etc. I practiced riding standing up for a while, butt off the seat (it's a lot harder than it looks), and then we went on a ride through the park (on the track/road thing), applying the lessons we've had to actual real riding. The park "track", as I've mentioned before from my running, is around 3.2 miles long (1 lap). We did 2 together, and then I think I did another 3 on my own. I don't honestly entirely remember, but I know my little "cycle computer" says I've done 22 miles in total, and I had around 4 miles logged before today. So including the practice stuff, probably around 5 laps total.

Not bad, but I'm dead tired. This was my first real bike ride of more than a few hundred yards, and so to put in a good 15-18 miles today was a bit... much, probably. But I've always been the sort to push myself.

Anyways, I'm feeling good, but mildly exhausted. I also haven't eaten much today (1 egg, total), so I'm probably in need of a little sustenance since I've been up for 7 hours now. Good stuff, though.

I think, though, that the 15 mile bike tour I was considering for tomorrow is out. :P No way I'll be able to keep up with experienced bikers yet, no chance. In a few more weeks, if I ride regularly, sure. But right now I'm exercising muscles that don't get a lot of exercise from my normal routine (i.e. walking/ jogging/ running) and they need some time to get used to it. On the other hand, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can leg press in a few weeks. ;)

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