Moved to a new place middle of 2011....basically had more time to do what i wanted but didn't. Didn't bring the bike out of storage (big mistake). Long story short, August had me in the hospital with multiple clots in both lungs along with a DVT in left leg. Was told I was very lucky....if I had waited another week, I'd be now pushing up daisies. Result is I'm on coumadin, maybe for life. In any event, hospital stay left me with pinched nerve and problem with right leg....only now finally coming back. So all I can do is walk. Since then also have irregular heartbeat (fortunately not a-fib). Never had this problem before. Asked the cardiologist if I could bike, at least on a trainer so he scheduled a stress test for tomorrow (1/18/13). All things being equal, I'm hoping he says ok.....but we'll see what tomorrow brings. Must say, though, reading about you all has encouraged me already. Maybe we need a new forum, "post hospital riding".