Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Gloin, Lagelas, Elrond, Strider, Sam and Tom are my favorite characters of Middle Earth. Gandalf is likely the most venerable. Tom is rather likable as well. Frodo and Bilbo, of course, are the carriers of The Ring and, consequently, rise as inextricable, lovable Hobbit-folk. Great characters. Gloin is fairly hard-edged dwarf. Strider is an incredible ranger. Elrond is godlike. Lagelas an excellent archer and Sam is, well, Sam is loyal and astute.
So far this week in stationary biking (in miles):
SA: 28 (tempo)
TU: 27 (high, steady heart-rate)
W: 28 (high RPM)
This may end up being a 200+ mile stationary bike week, it may not. We will see.