It was 10 years ago today that I climbed onto my brand-new bike -- a Raleigh SC-30 "comfort" model, a birthday present from Jeff -- and started pedaling on a dead-flat bike path, following behind Jeff's Trek hybrid. I had not been on a bicycle in more than 20 years. Needless to say, I didn't get very far. I managed not even 4 miles, feeling queasier with every revolution of the wheels. When I could not pedal any more, I stopped, told Jeff to go get the car, and come back and pick me up.