I just signed up for the forum. Seems like an interesting group here.
As for me,
I am a new rider. I don't know quite yet how serious I am going to be. I started riding only a couple weeks ago as a way to change up my exersize routine. I am a Weight Watchers member that is doing very well but still has a way(weigh?) to go. Biking is helping me get the pounds off and I have a tendency to get very involved once I find something I like to do.
Yes, I ride a lowly Roadmaster Road/touring/mtb/POS that I bought on the cheap from "Bikes USA". The front gear changer barely works. The rear one works most of the time. (except when going up a hill any trying to downshift.) And the brakes make a godawful squeal when applied. Most of you ride bikes that weigh less than my front wheel. Eventually I'll get a new one, but for now she'll have to do.
I am looking forward to some interesting conversations and helpful tips.