Why is this a Big Deal? Because it was my first ride back after breaking my wrist (scaphoid) on 5/5. It was a road ride, but that's OK not cleared for dirt (doc is being conservative, new screw). It was, about 45 miles, with a few hills and some nice flats. Had some good spots and some spots where I felt like a slug, but good hard work on several section got the heart rate up into the 160s (pretty high for me). I did my up Laguna Canyon time trail about 3 minutes off pace but not too bad (great place to test yourself about 7 miles gentle uphill, 20-25 minutes of full effort). 3 hours was about it got tired, wrist a little tired and it was getting hot... It was beautiful.... nice big sweat, got that cool sensation of self powered speed again! I love bikes, I love riding them, and I love to see people riding them, all kinds and it was great to be out there again. To everyone else on the Mend...work hard, keep the head up, and you will get back too!