So I decided this was the week to get back on my bike, in 2012 I was riding about 200km a week and had gotten to 69kg (should aim for about 72-75kg). Needless to say I started a new job that did not give me time to ride as much and then I had my first child, well my wife did but I like to be with her as much as possible. I started drinking beer again and basically put off getting fit again until tomorrow, then the next day and on and on the promises to myself went. Well until this week anyway! I was 94.1kg a week ago and have started with a hilly 19km circuit that I have now completed twice (on a rainy day I swam for an hour). I have take a leisurely 51 minutes to complete this 19km that takes in a decent sharp climb. I am stunned firstly at how much fitness I have lost, I knew I had lost a lot of fitness but I am quite ashamed. In 2012 I had been 110kg at one stage so I am not at my worst but feel really unfit. I am able to get up the hills but now realise how bad my power to weight ratio is and hope that this will improve rapidly. At least I am now getting the endorphins at the end of my ride and feel awesome so this is a good motivation. One thing I did not remember from my last time cycling is how uncomfortable my seat is, I guess my Butt will get used to it, hopefully sooner rather than later. Has anyone got back on their bike after a long period off it, have you got any advice?