I just went on my first road ride of 2011 as well as my first ride since I got back to Japan. I will definitely have to find a route with less complicated detours. The ride back from the Ara River (荒川) was brutally complicated and tiring with very frequent stops and long complicated detours. It was not so bad going to the river, so I will have to look into a better return route. That being said, it was just great to be riding again!