Ok I have taken to road bikes and joing club rides and made small upgrades to my bike. I will be honest when I got the road bike last July one of our club riders asked if I wanted to join them on a Century in February. I said I didn't think I would be ready. Well I have changed my mind and I signed up for the Tour de Palm Springs tomorrow. I even decided to give the whole 100 a try rather than start with the 50 miler. Now if I can just remember all the advice I have taken from this forum and just have a good time. I had the bike serviced yesterday, got three new tubes and have plenty of poweraid and fuel. I hope to take a few pictures to share.