During a camping trip this summer with a really cool woman, she was mentioning her cycling exploits. It sounded great, so I jumped right in there. I am single in my early 40's, and generally into fitness activities. I started with a Trek 7500 hybrid in late august. I was able to make the metric century with it before the tours stopped around here this fall. I just got my first roadbike with aerobars and am anticipating a great next year biking. This forum is really great...it is helping me gear up for winter cycling.