.... If there were a 45+ forum category , I'd be posting on it, but there's not.(I'm really 45.5) So, I hope it's okay if I sandbag with you kids here? I just introduced myself the other day on the commuter category, as bike commuting seems to be what I'd do if I lived in a perfect world. Alas, the world may still be *not* perfect, and well, maybe I ought to broaden my thinking anyway, to starting out just riding for sport around my block (23 mile mtn loop it is, with aprox 2100 ft elevation gain) . I'm a retro rider, for starters, almost a grouch about it >>okay, so I have friction downshifters on my road bike...I hope that's not going to be a problem with anybody here... ... and also a mtn biker who bit the dust metaphorically, and at this time I just can't seem to even hoist myself back up on the beast. I have lost my edge, one decade and forty pounds away from my prime, but it's not so bad, because I know I can get it back with the encouragement from all of you.
Just wanted to wave and say "hi", and now I guess I'll just familiarize myself with the big kids around here. ~jen