Bicycling update

What with the weather and my being sick, I haven’t been biking much—only a couple of rides in the last month or so.  The weather was reasonably nice today, so I got on the bike about 1:00 for a 2- or 3-hour ride.  It’s amazing how quickly my fitness changes in just a few weeks.  I knew that I would have to take it easy, but it took me 40 minutes to reach a point that I usually make in 30.  Part of it was the headwind, but most of it was just being out of shape.  Unfortunately, the weather for the coming week is expected to be seriously cold, and we’re even expecting freezing rain sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.  I’ll have to spend more time on the magnetic trainer.