I was wondering how the beginners out there finally got the motivation to start cycling? I'm wanting to get my fitness back in time for going skiing... just put some air in my tyres but it's lashing it down and keep finding excuses not to. I've got an old Kona Mountain bike, but keep saying to myself i'll treat myself to a nice new road bike if I start cycling again. I know I should probably just get out and ride now - I wont rust after all. Be nice to hear what eventually got others out riding.