Hello everyone! My name is Emily, I am 27 years old, living in Santa Cruz, CA. I quit smoking 4 months ago and started running. I bought an entry-level road bike (2005 Giant OCR2) for “cross-training” and love it so much that now I have to remind myself to save time for the running. I am logging 80 to 100 miles a week and wish I had time to ride more. I bartend 6 nights a week, and love my friends, but they all blink blankly at me when I bring up cycling, rib on my funny shoes and helmet, and calmly go back to their cigarettes and whiskey. I know there are tons of bike enthusiasts in my area, but I don’t seem to run into them in my bar. Anyway, this seems like a very friendly forum and I look forward to participating and learning!