My son wants me to start riding with him, so at 52 I bought my first mountain bike. The last bike I knew how to shift had 3 speeds. Things have changed! I bought a Trek bike with disk brakes because there are a lot of hills in Seattle.
My other goal is to lose weight. My doctor said I had to lose 100 pounds within 2 years. This is going to be one of my exercise types, along with walking and stair climbing. I used to play football, so I know what's involved in getting in shape. I've just neglected it for 30 years, and I'm regretting that.