Hey everybody, I am a 48 year old heart attack and open heart surgery survivor, YAY, and I am giving cycling a go as a way to keep the old ticker working properly because running just sucks. JMO. I have friends who ride but I am a total newby. I am tall and thin, riding on all borrowed equipment. A 30 pound 80s model Pugeot, Garmin Edge 305 with the heart thingy (sweet, thanks to Scott) cycling shorts (my daughter laughed and laughed) and a jersey. I went on a couple of short rides, 5 to 10 miles to see what I got. Last weekend I decided to go a little farther. I did a 25 mile loop at an average of 15 mph. I know that is short and slow but I am totally stoked about my effort. Now to my questions, I need a new seat. I found myself having to coast while standing on a pedal to releive the pain. What is a comfortable model? My hands are sore. I guess I need gloves as well. Any thoughts? And last but not least......pedals. These toe clips and running shoes have to go. I need those fancy shmancy clip in models. Which ones? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. I know I need a new bike but this will have to do for awhile. See you on the road.