We left very early in the morning knowing there wouldn’t be too many cars on the road. We stopped at the McDonald’s in Crowley and had some coffee and talked about how I felt about the ride before heading back. I was a bit nervous and it showed but Scott assured me that is to be expected. The ride home was much better, I was more relaxed and my riding reflected it. Total round trip was 16.8 miles although I swear it felt like 50. It was short enough to give me the opportunity to apply my riding abilities to the road and experience a taste of what is to be expected on the road without becoming to overwhelmed. I was very happy when Scott told me he was proud of my riding and comfortable with me as a riding partner. He said he was never nervous or worried about my riding or feared that I was a danger to myself, him, or others on the road.