Hello all. I've been lurking and enjoying these forums and decided to join. I'm a 67 year old man returning to the road with many questions, I'm sure. I now live in SoCal, so year- round riding is in my future. I was a casual roadie(Bianchi Eros, lots of hills) for many years back in Massachusetts. When my wife had 2 bad road accidents we went to mtn biking on rail trails and forest roads in New England. Now that we're in SoCal I find myself missing skinny tires and so just bought a Felt Z100. My goals are to increase fitness, gain greater aerobic capacity, and to lose some more weight (about 10 lbs.) I'm in no rush yet am committed to improve. I'm assuming that establishing a good base with long, moderately- paced rides might be the way to go. However, I'm open to all suggestions, advice, and perhaps a training regimen. Thanks for reading about me; this is a great forum.