Iím from South Central NJ. Not counting the bike riding from my youth, (late 1950ís-early 1960ís) I have only been riding a few weeks. (You can kind of figure out my age.) I first bought a vintage, near mint, Motobecane Nomade. I gave this bike to my wife. I just purchased a new DAWES LIGHTNING 1000 ROAD BIKE for me. In the weeks since biking has started, the house is cluttered with bicycles, bicycle books, equipment and bike talk. My wife says Iím on a "rampage"óagain! Already learning ďbig timeĒ from mistakes!