Just wanted to say Hi and say that this forum is a fantastic resource for someone like me in terms of tips, information and technical know how.
It's been very useful to me as I've just started biking, I'm 53, 5'7" and quite overweight (215 lbs) and a heavy smoker. However I'm really enjoying the bike but had started to suffer terrible pain in my elbows, this forum solved the problem for me with the good advice that I'd found given to another poster by the generous members here.
started at the beginning of July & I'm doing regular 4.5 mile rides to get my fitness up a little but struggle badly on inclines but getting better. I've done a couple of 9 mile rides and recently a 14.5 miles... so am improving, but any kind of hill kills me.
I'm riding a Trek Madone 2.1
Once again, thanks for all the contributions on this message board as they are a constant source of help.