Ok... So I know I need to get into shape and I cant do a gym membership again. Its just wasted money if I dont go, and I have nothing to show for it. I biked as a kid for years and years and years. I grew up in the country and I always remember how much I enjoyed it. I got a cheap wally world bike still in the box. I found out the hard way while on the trail that I didn't tighten the handlebars or the seat well enough. Also I am a big guy and quite overweight. I was out of breath multiple times.... I am sick with a cold at the moment but knew it was my only chance to go out for a while..... well...... I loved it.... even with equipment malfunctions I loved it. I can also say I am not a fan of gripshift as I hit that a few more times then I like.... But this is a start for me. Its a beginning to a healthier lifestyle. I am trying to eat better and that cheap $100 mountain bike is my start. Can't wait to post more.