For the past month I’ve been biking once or twice a week with my sister, who lives in Gilroy and is an instructor for the Almaden Cycle Touring Club. I bought a hybrid bike, a Giant FCR 1, and have been making my way up and down hills, huffing and puffing and having fun. On Wednesday we rode twenty-one miles, including a steep grade on Sycamore Drive in Morgan Hill. That was the second time I’d ridden up that hill: last time I had to stop four times, and this time I had to stop twice, so I’m making progress!

What do you think?