Looks like I'm a "senior member" already, and I never introduced myself! My name's Al and my senior member and I are both 54 years old. Don Heff turned me on to this forum from his posts elsewhere.
I've been heavily into biking at different times in my life. For you Michigan members, I was in the Ann Arbor cycling club in the late seventies and did the One Helluva Ride a few times when I was in school there. For you Bay Area residents, I used to live on Tunnel Road, and would ride up that route several times a week.
I did less cycling after we moved up here to far northern California (north of Eureka), mainly because I have to ride on the freeway in order to get anywhere. But I recently decided to HTFU (term I learned here), and just do it anyway.
I've already gotten a lot from bikeforums.net. You guys made me realize what a great bike I have
helped me choose a used (only $100!) bike for my wife
and helped me muddle through some repairs
And to prove that I belong in the 50+ forum, here's what I have by the door, because apparently I can't remember anything without a checklist:
I tend to post too many pictures, and sometimes hijack threads (so that they're about me!), so I apologize in advance for that.