Late last year, I started having chest pains during even moderate exertion. Ended riding for a short time for me.
After a short hospital visit this spring, I'm on the mend. Lost 30 lbs so far, rebuilt the SR, and I'm riding again. My son & I took a short road ride 3 days ago, then a longer one (too long, truly) today. 15 miles is a lot to bite off for 2 guys that haven't been riding at all (one old, one with the flu), so we took it as easy as we could. The single gears dictated that we walked the bikes up Fletcher Pakway. Was really great to ride a little again & the B-17 (temporarily borrowed from the 3-speed) is surprisingly comfortable given that it's not broken in (& neither is my butt).