It was the first time this year pulling my road bike out this year -- been too busy with running and/or regular life. I have ridden my city bike around town a couple of times this year already, but this is the first time I put on my "gear*" and rode the fast bike. It was fun, although my sit-bones are already hating me. Breaking in the butt is the hardest part of getting back on the bike in the Spring.
We'll see how much my muscles hate me in the next day or so. I don't think it'll be bad; I didn't push myself or anything. Just wanted to get out there and feel the pedals and the seat (ouch, the seat!) again. My knees felt fine after the first mile, so that's cool.
Wednesday I'm going to try a club ride, which will be 25 miles, and hopefully not tooo fast. They probably have all been on their bikes many times already this year, so we'll see if I can keep up, and how I'll feel when it's through! Yikes. Should be fun though: social riding is generally nicer than solitary.
*By "gear" I mean the squishy shorts, gloves, helmet, and clip-in shoes. I picked up one of those fancy camelback water backpacks awhile back on clearance at REI, but haven't given it a try yet.