We went riding on our bikes yesterday. I am so pleased I bought it last year. My husband has always had two or three bikes (one for long distance, one mountain bike, and one for I don't know what, maybe it was just a good buy at the time) and I haven't had one since I was little. One day when we were shopping for a new bike pump I saw a beautiful pink and purple bike for under $100 and said I would like it. He thought I was joking but when I actually sat on it and tried on a nice purple helmet he realised I was serious. We bought it and he put it together for me. We loaded our bikes on the ute and drove out to the country and I went for my first bike ride for many years. It was fantastic. I was just a bit wobbly at first but it's true that once you have learnt how to ride a bike you can always ride one. Gears were a new experience, but I don't change them often. The brake was another story cause my bike years ago had a foot brake and now the brake is on the handlebars. But all was well and we had great fun.
Now we often go for a ride. Usually 5 to 10 kms. I don't like hills much but let me ride on reasonably flat land and I can ride for miles. We had to go and buy a more comfortable seat (I think the cheaper bikes have the hardest,worst seats I have ever experienced) and I have a lambswool seat cover to make things more comfortable, but it is great now.
My "kids" thought I had gone completely nuts, but my 12 year old grand daughter thinks it's cool to have a granny who cycles!
If you are half thinking of buying a bike. DO IT!!!!! You won't regret it!