Cycling After 7 Months Off the Bike

Work took me of the bike for 7 months. Getting back to fitness sucks. Here's why…
  1. I spent those months at sea level, I live nearly a mile high.
    My lungs hate me right now
  2. Being a numbers whore
    Before leaving, I had never put out such power, now I'm barely moving
  3. I've a week long event in July
    OK, it is RAGBRAI but I'll just as soon ride a unicycle before I average 16 mph