Hello everyone, Last Monday my doctor told me that my blood pressure is too high and that I have to do something about it, so I went over to my brothers house and dug his bike out the shed and dusted it off. I've been out for a few short rides, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but for the fact that even at a relatively slow pace I'm gasping for air and my heart is pounding like nobody's business. Does anyone reading this have a similar experience in their not too distant past, who has some good news for me, as I'm feeling uncomfortably mortal right now? Or are you lot all like the flock of lycra clad, chiseled, Greek god superhumans that blasted past me going up a hill yesterday at AAAGGHH! miles an hour? Blood pressure has been steadily rising for two years that I know of ,I'm 44, I quit smoking last year and this last week I've quit drinking and modified my diet considerably. BP 140/98 Thanks.