I live close by, sort of, just across the bridge in Benicia. I ride a department store bike, Novarra, that has taken me on a century and a few metrics. i still consider myself a newbie. I definitely need to drop weight (5'8" and 215 lbs) and reverse my diabetes type 2. On my last metric (2007), I was around 190 lbs and no diabetes. After my wife and I had our 2nd kid, I pretty much stopped riding and I immediately put on 40 lbs! Now I'm working on building my miles back up; just doing 10 miles at a time whenever I can.
Post an intro in the Northern CA section, if you haven't already done so. I'm sure you'll get takers to ride with you. I can hit the road with you if you don't mind starting off slow. Drop me a PM if you want to ride.
Last edited by cantdrv55; 10-10-10 at 04:12 PM.