Hi guys, I just bought a new bike (a 24-speed MTB) and started cycling again about two weeks ago after a pause of some 15 years! I'm using the bike mostly to commute, riding almost every day, covering anything between 4 and 10 miles per ride. The roads vary from smooth and flat to somewhat bumpy. Now, I'm thoroughly enjoying it, but my calves have been KILLING me for the past couple of days! I can barely stand straight! I know I'll probably get used to the stress eventually, but any advice is greatly appreciated!! Secondly, mid-way through a trip my hands are turning really numb. I'm wearing a pair of gelled gloves, but it didn't really help. I have to constantly wring my hands to get some feeling back, but doing that uphill is a bit difficult as I have to keep both hands on the bar or I'd fall over! Any suggestions? Thanks!