This was also a new shoe test ride, but that wasn't the focus. The focus this time was general fitness, test the foot, test the bike, test the shoes, get back to the fun. Shoes worked well.
When comparing then versus now, with four weeks of couch surfing in between, there's one big difference that jumps out.
Woah! Look at that heart rate difference. While the Max recorded value is similar, the average is 11% higher today.
Four weeks of getting out of shape, it'll be four to get back to cycling cardio shape.