We went on a 2-hour bike ride yesterday, with our vintage Schwinn tandem bike. My, what a difference some endurance and increased strength makes! We got the bike a few months ago, and had only really taken it for a swing around the neighborhood once, and I was grossly sweaty, fatigued, and overworked when we were done. After a few months of increasing my stamina on stationary bikes, I was able to make an incredible loop that probably logged at least 5 miles on the thing. Five miles doesn’t seem like a lot, but on a tandem, and with hills thrown in there? That’s pretty great. It gave me a good chance to feel the lovely autumn air and see some nice scenery, as well.