Been browsing for the past couple of weeks so decided to join. I am a 67 yr old retired plant manager who has not ridden a bike much since middle teens. For the past few years, I have ridden casually with my oldest grand daughter but always less than a mile or two. About five years ago, I bought used his and hers Free Spirit bikes (what we used to call "English Bike" 3 spds). I used to walk 2 miles a day for heart maintenance but a rare problem with my right hip resulted in range of motion problem. This gave me an "odd" walking motion which resulted in a lower back problem. Surgeon said no more long walks so I switched to my bike. The limited rage of motion does not effect my cycling capability as long as I do not attempt to stretch out my right leg. I need to ride in the upright position. I am at the point where I ride 6 1/2 miles per day, 7 days per week all on black top roads. I am ready to buy a different bike to better suit my size, weight, physical limitations, and comfort. I currently ride alone and would like to increase my endurance and comfort to be able to ride in road events. I am positive you all will be able to provide valuable guidance.