I just bought my first road bike 2 weeks ago (mountain biking for 5years). It's a 2004 Marin Argenta. I bought it because of the mixture of the steel frame, components and price. I rode 50 miles this weekend on the Natchez Trace and felt like I made a great purchase. I also bought my wife a Specialized Dolce (she's crazy about it too). I'll post a pic as soon as I can.
I'm 44 years old and have been an insulin dependent (Type 1) diabetic since I was 11. I'm trying to get ready for the Tour de Cure ride on May 21. Please remember me in your prayers and if you’re interested in helping sponsor me, you can visit http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=...306&px=2282249
If anyone ever has any questions about riding with diabetes, I'll post back.
I'm so glad to have found this forum. It's fantastic!

Jim