Just replied to a post by Europa in this forum so thought I should introduce myself.
I've been lurking here for a long time but not posted before.
I am 66 years old and a retired school principal.
My wife Helen and I got back into bikes after not riding since school days when we picked up a couple old 3 speeds at a car boot sale. When the tires wore out we traded them for Giant cypress's.
We used to think 5km around the block was a major ride. Now its about 100km per wk or more as I am ride co-ordinator/ leader for our Over 50 riding group.
Enthused by friends riding around Australia we bought ourselves Logo trikes and toured from Devonport to Hobart in Tasmania. Earlier this year we joined the Bike Victoria Great Tasmanian Tasmanian Ride down the East Coast of Tasmania.
A far cry from our "long" 5 km rides. We've been riding about 6 years now.
I have built a number of bikes. Two Bentechs. One for self and one for a friend as well as four Toureasy clones for some of our group who were having problems with their wedgies.
Some people say home made bents are no good but my comparisons show the ones I built are just as good as commercial offerings but then I'm biased.
In my readings on this forum I have picked up a lot of good information thanks to all the knowledgeable posters.
Now I've made the leap to post here I hope you will be able to put up with me.
Regards to all