Hi folks Made my first commute on Friday after purchasing my bike last week, 16 mile round trip along one of the main arterial roads into Belfast. Really enjoyed the ride which is a gentle slope down hill all the way in with a steep descent at the finish which took 25 minutes and the opposite on the way back which took 50 minutes. A few things I noticed and I was wondering if this is a local thing but the amount of pot holes/ uneven road surfaces in the shared bus/cycle lanes is unreal, its not something I was previously aware of and may lead to me adding a few miles to my trip to get to a cycle path along the coast. I had planned to do this anyway but not until I gained some fitness as it involves an even bigger hill. in terms of training preparation would it be better for me to do lots of miles on flat surfaces or as I have in my head go out on a sat/sunday and simply tackle the biggest hill in the area till I can go no further take a break and then repeat in order to raise my hill climbing ability? One other question, on the way in, (downhill), I had a lot of pain in my wrists, this was not there on the way back, (uphill), is this common or an indication of poor riding position on my part?