I got on my bike a week or two before the end of 2008 and i remembered how great it felt to be on the bike. After not thinking too much about doing the Aids Ride (knowing that thinking about it too much would just lead to not doing it), i embarked on the training program by joining the local gym and team alameda. I did my first two group rides this weekend. The first was very fairly easy, 17 miles around the island. The second ride broke me hard. Maybe I got schooled because i didn’t have anything to eat during the 4 hour ride. After going 30 miles and probably a 1500 elevation change to the top of old tunnel. Anyway, i am sure the first week will be the most brutal but i am looking forward to the rest of the training. I am planning on mounting the point and shoot on my handle bars at some point!