I've been a Forum member for a few years but don't recall contributing to this particular forum. Haven't read many of the previous entries but I'll bet you guys are a pretty eclectic bunch. Wait while I get my dictionary and check my spelling.
I printed a copy of the first forum entry, the one with the questions. Will try to comply but feel that my answers will probably not be in the same order as the questions and in answering one question, I may actually answer multiple questions.
1. Age: I'll be 72 the first week in July.
2. Don't know what types of bikes other folks ride but when I retired 7 years ago, I pulled my old Peugeot PR-10 out of storage and proceeded to fix it up. I had bought the bike new in 1973, rode it sporatically for a few years and then put it up. Fifteen years later my son got his hands on it and rode it for a couple of years. Anyhow, it was in poor shape when I decided to clean it up and ride again. Got some help from a great LBS, taught myself a little about bike mechanics. Fixed it up pretty well. Then I bought a 91 ( I think) Lemond Zurich. Great bike. Had it powdercoated bright yellow. The Peugeot got a red powdercoat. Got some excellent Peugeot decals from a guy in Australia. Later sold both bikes. Both of the bikes were a little large for me. Got a hankering for a Surly LHT in dark cherry. Bought a frame and my LBS built it up. Very comfortable but a little clunky. Got a 1988 Panasonic PT3500. Hated the original paint job but love that bike. It's now a deep green. Still have it. Later got a real good deal on a 1972 PX-10 that fits perfectly. It's in fine shape too; chrome, paint, everything. Rides great. My last purchase was a Panasonic DX5000 that I bought in May. That 25 year old bike is almost time capsule cherry.
I like to walk and love to ride. My knees, however, don't cooperate very well. The area where I live, here in North Georgia, is lovely but very hilly. The older I get, the steeper the hills get. I need a lot of help from the drive train. I put a 34t freewheel on my PX-10. Looks terrible. I then talked myself into pulling the beautiful old Stronglight crank and installing a compact Sugino double. Doesn't look great but at least I can ride it! Put a 32t 7sp IRD freewheel and a compact Sugino triple on the Panasonic Tourer. I hated to change anything on the DX5000. It was all original Shimano 600. I pulled the jewel like rear derailleur and put on a 3X bigger honking Deore XT RD to handle the 34t 6sp IRD freewheel that I got for it. That really helped. I really want to keep the old Shimano crank but may switch it with a vintage triple later.
3. Any special supplements? Yes, but they don't seem to work very well.
Let's see, looks like I have already answered questions 3 and 4. If I answered questions 5 &6, I would probably lie. I'll just say that I don't ride as often or as long as I would like.
Anyway, now you know my bicycle history, probably in more detail than you'd like.