Not to belittle or demean the other 12 step programs, but my neighbor suggested to me last night that I consider joining a 12 step program to deal with my bicycling obsession. He caught me coming in from a ride at the tail end of a heavy rain storm, and commented that I must have been on quite a long ride to get caught in this particular storm. He shook his head in disbelief when I told him I left for the ride after the rain had already started. That's when he said, "You know there are 12 step programs that might help you." I seriously doubt if he's right. I get stuck with step one --- I don't think I have a problem! As I was drying off the bike I wondered how many of us 50+ers would give the appearance to the uninformed, non-riders we know that we are in need of such a program.