This is his advice to get started.
1. Get a bicycle that you love. How do u know? Easy, check if u can just sit there and keep looking at it for hours.
2. Ride everywhere. Bike to work, run small errants, group rides, meeting friends etc. preferably a foldy, u can bring it almost anywhere and have little chance of getting stolen.
3. Every ride is a training ride. I engage every slope with the fastest speed my legs can push. Keep up or overtake roadies with my small wheels if possible, when I meet them on the road.