Today I am 33 (can't you tell by this picture?):
There was a great pre-birthday girl's night out last night to be followed by my first road bike experience on my birthday proper. Andrew rented a bike for me (the first and last time I will ride on a $2,000 bike) and we rode a 16 mile loop to the Alpine Inn for lunch. I had a blast, but was so focused on getting everything right and not killing myself. Clipping in and out went better than I thought it would, but I still almost fell over once. Shifting gears was way easier than I thought it would be. I have never learned the mechanics of a bike so maybe a YouTube video would help me conquer that fear!
Huffing and puffing:
Andrew is a great instructor and boy is it different from spinning in a class. They compare in some ways, but are totally different in others. It hurt so much to get back on the bike after our pit-stop. The bike wasn't properly fitted to myself so my shoulders and neck were really sore on the last half of the ride. Not to mention some other parts I didn't quite know I had:
My family made a great dinner and birthday torte to rival any birthday cake. What a great day.