Today's the first real rest day I've taken in a long time. I have weekly rest days where I'm supposed to stay away from the bike, but when you factor in my commute to and from work it cancels it out. I actually drove to work for the first time in months, which was kind of nice, but I'm definitely a lot faster on the bike by a long shot. I've got a big weekend of riding planned, so I want to make sure I'm well rested physically as well as mentally. Bikes have been on my mind a lot, to say the least, and sometimes I get burned out reading about bikes, especially with all the downer news about Lance Armstrong and the rest of the corrupt cycling community. It just bums me out, but I've got to stay positive and remember why I ride in the first place.