Have just signed up to the forum I live on the South Coast, am 45 years of age and am somewhat overweight, i recently bought myself a cheap second hand Hybrid bike after taking stock of my current physical condition. After giving up smoking a few years ago the weight piled on and now that I feel that I am over the smoking thing I now need to address the weight problem. I suspect my wife thinks that this is just a passing fad but I am determined to stick with it. I only got the bike a fortnight ago and I have racked up 70 odd miles already, I have got in to a routine of doing 3.5 miles in the morning and then the same when i finish work at night, so far i am finding it hard work but am enjoying it. I hope i dont make too much of a nuiscance of myself with some silly questions as I am rather a newbie to this as I have not been near a bike for over 20 years.