I just started ridding again too, and I am hooked big time. put nearly 500 miles the first month.
I really love the feeling of ridding hard and feeling the bike move under you like its part of you.
I found that good ridding pants are real important to that back side.
I also found some shock absorbing grips for my mountian bike this prevents hand pain and weakness from pinched nerves in the palm.
If I miss a day I really feel upset. I wish I had bought my bike at a LBS cause set up is critical to pleasure and comfort. If your seat is off it can really cause problems, same for handle height.
2 weeks in to the bike and I ordered shoes and candy sl pedals from crankbrothers.
My next purchase is winter clothing., that bike island has pretty good deals if you need shoes , pedals,
pants shippings free.
THis site is the best , I Haven't seen and real flamers here, very gentle prodding whilest your in your learning curve.
Be real careful with CARS. that was the only scary part for me, some people are not very good drivers and they don't see bike riders at all. I use flashing lights front and rear 24 hours a day when I ride and I stil have close calls.
Last edited by djnzlab1; 08-18-08 at 08:31 PM.