You can rediscover the pleasures, pains and puzzlements of first-time cycling as the first blog postings are appearing for the Waterloo Region Freewheels Project.
Just flip to the website set up by Ziggy's for the general public and to provide links to the 25 blogs launched by the 25 recipients of a new Cannondale Quick 4.
It's the first week of the project, so no surprise that some of the posts are fulsome and chatty. No surprise also that some participants haven't posted yet. What is posted so far is fresh and enthusiastic: one rider's experience with a bicycle maintenance class (you have to put the bike back together after you take it apart!) and another's intention to shave a little more time off that trip to work each day. You can follow some of the posters on Twitter, or just drop in now and then to see how they're doing.
If you want to see a audio/slide show made by the Ziggy's folks from the first day, check here.