A little background.....I got back into cycling about 6 yrs. ago after 8 yrs. off the bike. I bought a LeMond TI with a triple. At the time I was about 57 y.o. and weighed about 195-200 lbs. Pretty much out of shape. Here in eastern CT it is suprisingly hilly but it wasn't long before I didn't want that triple. I just found it had gearing I wasn't using once I had gotten some miles in my legs. At age 60 I got a new Masi Gran Criterium with a compact crankset and soon after replaced it with my current standard crankset and 14x25 cogs. This is what I ride at age 65 and 185-190 lbs.
Just wondering how other peoples drive train selections evolved... if they have.