Yikes!!!!! It's been a couple years since I've taken a full 18 days off the bike. My off season I usually crosstrain more then bike, but I still end up riding once or twice a week, which is enough to keep your rider butt and rider muscles in check. After 18 days off the bike my first ride back yesterday was a little awkward feeling....and of course I meet someone on my ride with the infamous male ego and end up hammering a little harder then I wanted (okay, maybe I have a little female ego too...hehe).
It's great to be back in Victoria, sun is shining and weather is warm....heading out for a long slow ride :)