Hello all......my name is Jeremy. I recently (last year) started road cycling and have fallen in love with the sport. I am riding a 2004 Specialized Allez Elite which has been a great "first" road bike. I bought my fiancee a 2004 Specialize Dolce. We do a lot of rides together. It is a great way to spend time with each other. Most of my rides are between 25 and 35 miles through the rolling hills of Charlottesville, VA. It is an absolutely stunning place to ride. I recently started racing in duathlons. This too has been a great experience. I have learned so much about the sport from other competitors at these races. I am excited to be a part of this forum and I hope to learn from all of you more experienced cyclist. Maybe I will bump into some of you (not literally of course) on the roads of Charlottesville. Happy riding!!