I rely on exercise to keep my body well and spirits high. We spend weekends in a rural part of NY state, where I walk the hills or ride my bike on a rail trail -- unless it rains. Or snows. Or the winter winds blow. I've spent many weekends waiting for the sky to clear or ice to melt. But now that I have this terrific exercise bicycle, I know that I can get my blood moving no matter what the weather. My husband easily assembled it, and while it's firm and sturdy, it's light enough to move around, even without relying on the built in wheels. And it's so quiet I can listen to a recorded book while I ride. The seat is generous and comfortable enough to spoil me for outdoor riding. I don't think the calorie counter is accurate, but the timer is and that's important. In all, one of the best purchases I've made in a long while.