Hello fellow cyclists. I need your help big time to get motivated. I haven't been on a decent ride for years and have stacked on the weight (about 30 kg's) I've got the gear (Pinarello road bike,Giant mountain Bike) but haven't got the inspiration. About 4 years ago I was regularly doing 80 to 100 km rides and even did a 220km ride and loved it. Then I broke my ankle (not cycling related) and missed 6 months on the bike. I've also had a knee reconstruction about two years ago that still creaks and groans.I've tried on a few occasions to get back into it but my body hurts everytime. This puts me off because I don't like pain. My mind then starts telling me "its going to hurt" and the vicious cycle continues(excuse the pun). The areas that hurt the most are my hands and feet, closely followed by back,bum,legs,shoulders and neck. My Pinarello seemed to be a perfect fit before I broke my ankle and now it just seems like a medieval torture machine. I'm sure its just a matter of taking baby steps to get back into it but the thought of the "pain" puts me off. I would really appreciate anyones comments and words of encouragement because I know once I get over the "pain" barrier I'll end up loving the sport like I did 4 years ago. One final question. How critical is it to get the correct handle bar stem length to prevent hand pain. Is a centimetre either way going to stop my hands from hurting.