So, for the first time in many many years I have access to a bike. It's a good bike too, brand new. After a little bit of awkwardness I managed to haul my carcass onto the seat and start pedalling down the road.
Riding a bike is hard work. I mean, not that actual mechanics of it, but going up a hill or getting some decent speed. It's amazing, I don't remember ever really being tired when I was a kid. Riding a bike seemed like something you could essentially do forever. Not so, my friends, not so.
Even riding up a small hill is pretty damned hard. It's shocking. But, it has motivated me to try and get into shape. A grown man should be able to ride a bike without choking.