We went nine miles and it was a ton of fun. I think I'm going to like this road biking thing (not that I ever doubted), especially with a partner like Superman. He was so encouraging and helpful and kind. It was a little unnerving to be on the road and not in a car (especially turning left with opposing traffic ALSO turning left and being just a little biker in the middle of an intersection full of gazillion-pound cars!) but I'm sure I'll adjust.
I hope my legs will eventually have a shape other than KNEE, but whatever. I'm glad to have legs and having a strong, healthy body is more important than whether or not my calf muscle is visible.
We reached speeds of 20 mph. As soon as I figure out how to shift without having to think too much about it and become accustomed to the teeny-tiny tires I'm riding on, I'm going to have a blast. I had a fantastic time today; can't wait for the next ride!