Hello from the Florida Suncoast
My name is Dagna. I'm closing in on 50, and just getting into cycling after not being on a bike since the mid-80s. I'm lucky to live within a couple of miles of a really nice paved bike path (Starkey Park). After running with my dog out there and exchanging greetings with all the cyclists, I started thinking that would be a good thing to do when it's too hot for my dog--which is all summer and part of the spring and fall.
I've been going to the gym for spinning classes and riding the Lifecycle, just to doublecheck that I'd like cycling, before taking the plunge and buying a bike. Turns out I like it just fine, but would really prefer to be actually moving. So, when my LBS has its big sale at the end of August, I'm taking the plunge.
I've been reading the forum posts for a couple of weeks and have learned a lot of good information. Thanks to everyone who posts--it's been a great help in narrowing down what kind of cycling, what kind of bike, what kind of components, how much to spend, where to buy, etc. etc. etc.
Dagna in Florida