At 5 last night I finally made myself go and meet with Team Cycling Ringsted to go for a ride. There were about 10 of us - 4 grown ups (2 racers and another guy built more for comfort than speed who also brought a friend), several young guys and one girl. We headed south to an area that I don't know at all and I was happy that I had little trouble keeping up with the faster of the guys at the front except for the end of a long hilly section that went really fast where 3 of them dropped me and everyone got spread out quite a lot.
I have been trying to make myself go out with those guys for more than 2 years, but have always been scared of getting dropped and or having a nightmare communicating with them. I am not really my normal self in social situations in Denmark, I become very quiet and introverted whereas when I am in an English speaking environment I think I am much more outgoing. I don't really like the me I am in Denmark as much as the "normal" me, but I just don't seem to be able to get over the language barrier that keeps me from behaving like I normally would.
I got home after about 70km feeling rather happy with myself and certain that I'll go again.
The other exciting thing was that I was only 96kg when I weighed myself although I know I was rather dehydrated.
The dining room/living room floor is now finished and looks great. I can't find a camera to take any pictures so that will have to wait, but it is a big improvement.