this morning was the first time... I'd ridden a bike in around 18 years I've taken more than 10 minutes to get to work I've sweated getting to work I've enjoyed getting to work! I made my first commute this morning on a bike I bought yesterday but because of some bad family stuff at the moment I have no chance to ride it to ease into it on a night so when I got on it this morning it was a first for everything, I had to figure out the gears etc as I went! it's only 3.2 miles but it's all uphill so I'm proud of what i managed. I went a bit too fast in the first 10 mins and ended up having to walk for 2 mins to get my breath but was fine after that. I had no idea it would be so difficult, I'm normally quite fit and can run or train in the gym as hard as anyone, I didn't think my T-shirt would get so wet! Passed 1 cyclist who said morning (while I was walking!!), after some of the stuff on here I thought I would be snubbed! I really enjoyed it, my thighs are burning and I'll ache like mad tomorrow but can't wait to do it again (may leave it til Friday so I don't burn out too fast) thanks to everyone on here for their help and advise in the past!