This morning was the final step, and it was wonderful. Now, I won't say I will rival any Tour de France (or the Giro d'Italia for that matter) any time in the near future. I decided beforehand to take it easy, and keep the terrain as flat as possible. I don't know exactly how far I went this morning, but I think the total miles was well within the single digits. I was on my bike for under an hour, and stopped a few times to take in the sights.
The best part of the ride was definitely the Derby-Shelton Greenway, which was towards the end. It's a pleasant little path, just about 1.8 miles in total one way, that runs from Shelton to Derby. This morning I saw probably a dozen or so people walking the path, but only myself on a bike. The path is 99% flat, which was very nice, and it runs right along the river, which was a welcome companion in the morning hours. I did a little loop at the end, and headed back.
It was a very pleasant first ride. I am very much looking forward to the next time out. Time to shower up and head in to work.