Just dropped in. I am 54 and just retired last august. I am in what I would call my third year of seroius riding. I have a bike trail that goes in front of my house on Missisisppi River. I did complete my first century last fall. I am lucky in that the century ride starts and ends a mile from my house. I like to build and work on my own bikes. Have small part time bussiness/ hobby finding old bikes fixing and reselling.Road bikes all last year , but this year I built a custom mountain bike up with city tires for bike path and county roads . I tend to ride highways and county back roads more.Nice rolling hills to build my character.