Hi: I happen to be in Florida for a couple of months (fugitive from cold Connecticut) and I just bought a bike. I got a folding model from Citizen bikes so I can take it home with me. Trouble is, I just got on the thing today and could hardly ride more than a few minutes! Felt totally exhausted! I'm reasonably fit, walk a lot, but haven't been on a bike in years. Is there any hope for me? I think I have the bike correctly adjusted and it only weighs 35 pounds, but it does have those small 20" wheels. Anyone using a folding bike like this? Can I hope for improvement? Any special exercises I should do? I originally posted this on the 55+ forum as I'm pushing 69, but wanted to try here, too.
Thanks in advance.