We did a 14 mile bike ride today in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Wow. What an asskicker! This was our first family ride ever. We rented the bikes in Helen for $50 each for 4...me, my wife, and my teen son and soon to be a teen girl. I rode a Raleigh M80, my wife and son were on Jamis bikes. The daughter was on a 24 inch bike-don't recall the brand, but we liked them all. I sure wish I had that comfort seat on the wife's ride! The trail is US Forest Service Roads, good for us. We set off right across the entrance to the Appalachian Trail North-2000 miles to Maine. We thought that was cool, and met a hiker taking a break at this junction, who was cool. Sure, we had to walk the bikes up many of the hills, but this was our first ride. We saw lots of cool places on the ride, ate lunch at the high gap campground, and filled our water bottles at the lower end. I loved having no electronics or cars around, and I found myself in awe several times in the forest. I'm patting myself on the back and relaxing in the hot tub. I hope this leads to more outdoor trips!