I think I am in the minority here. It seems that most of the regulars here are hardcore cyclists. By that I mean people that eat, sleep, and dream bicycles. I have no problem with that. In fact these same people are probably the ones with the most advice to offer an inexperienced rider like myself.
But in all honesty- I don't see there ever being a time when I will own a bike as my only means of transportation. I have neither the funds nor the desire to own the latest and greatest setup. I ride junk, partly because of budget, partly because I am content. If you can own the newest, fastest, most expensive bike then I am happy for you (really). But I can't and won't. I have no desire to be the fastest or be able to ride the farthest or jump the highest, but if that is your goal, I hope you reach it. I just want to ride. I do it for fun and exercise and nothing more. Am I the only one?
Let me say as I have before- I am NOT trying to stir up trouble, and if it comes across that way, then PLEASE , Joe, kill this post quick. That is not my intent. I am just curious.
I have found the people here, for the most part to be friendly and helpful. I haven't been offended by anyone, and would encourage anyone "lurking" to go ahead and join.
Thanks again to all who have offered me help in the past.