Hello all Well, its been 6 weeks now since I bought my bike. Getting through the pain barrier ok. Haven't been able to get out on it every day, only maybe average 1 day in 3, cos of weather (would you believe I dont want to get it wet or dirty ? rather sad case) or idleness or too busy, but am up to 7 mile runs in about 40 minutes. Take it easy, stop and admire the view if I want to but am reasonably pleased with progress after 30 years of no exercise at all. Changed the saddle for a softer one, fitted full length mudguards, pump and rack - looks more of a complete cycle now, yes I know I have an old fashioned view of what a cycle should look like. Will be fitting the panniers any day now that I can actually ride far enough to get to shops !