Introducing myself ! Hi .
I'm new here for the very good reason that I haven't riden my bike more than 5 miles in years .I'm 61 ,'working fit ' ,5'7'' and 70 kg (155 pound) ,BP 125 /70 .Resting pulse 65 .No problems that I know of .I ride an old steel mountain bike on slicks and can't afford anything newer .....but it was an expensive bike 20 years ago and it's very good if heavy .
I used to commute 7 mile to work ,another 7 back and occasionally ride 15 or 20 mile for the fun of it .That was 10 years ago although I still do the occasional ride to keep my legs working .The time has come get a bit of fitness back .
I want to do this properly ,not hurt myself and gain fitness over say the next 3 months .I don't want to race ,I have a heart rate monitor and have been doing short sharp hills trying to keep my heart around 140 .
Can anyone offer a bit of GENTLE newby advice ?