ok, they say exercise. Dr. says walk, swim or water exercise, or bike. I live 25 miles from a pool. Won't drive 50 miles round trip. Can't go walking due to old fractures in foot. So says go biking. I live in the country. Same 25 miles to drive to a bike path, to dangerous on our roads to bike. Narrow half gravel half paved roads up and down hills and curves - and idiots drive 80 mph. Was looking at nordictrack recumbant bikes - around $500. A long time ago I tried a regular nordic trac - LOL - was not coordinated to do the ski-thing, kept falling off the back LOL!! Anyway, when I lived near a bike path 20 years ago, I enjoyed it. Figured this recumbant thing would be easier on my sore shoulders and back. Anyone do this and find it tolerable?