Hello. I'm new to this forum but have been reading the posts and thought I would post this question. I started commuting to work again, partly due to gas prices, mostly due to my need for exercise. I used to ride every day but stopped about a year ago. So, I'm back to it...starting slow and commuting every other day at this point. I have to say, the first 5 minutes for me is torture. I get winded, my legs burn, I HATE this part of the ride. Then I get past that feeling, I'm "pumped up," get my breath back down to a reasonable cadence, have that euphoric feeling, and I'm ready to ride the rest of the way to work. I only have to commute a hair over 5 miles one way. Eventually, I would like to start riding every day again. However, I remember feeling this way when I was riding daily before. It makes it hard for me to want to hop on the bike because I just know I'm going to be in agony for that first 5 minutes…Any suggestions how to make the first 5 minutes not so torturous?? I'm open to ANY suggestion.