My brother came over recently and proposed a last minute weekend bike tour. For him (and, by extension, for me), that meant a 100-plus mile ride. From Conneticut to Rhode Island. Though it's fun, it's a good idea to prepare and prep. Sort of like cooking or baking.
Regardless, the fresh air and spinning wheels are a good way to chill, lose weight, and enjoy nature - in between trying to avoid the seeming abundance of idiot drivers simultaneously on their cell phones and hogging the road! We made it to Rhode Island, a really pretty state, with quaint towns that recall New England and friendly hello's, not so common today.