I'm 30 years old, and was introduced to cycling 3 years ago. I started with mt. biking on XC trails in the Detroit area. This was great, but I wouldn't say I was hooked. The 2nd year of riding, I was persuaded to buy a road bike. This is when I was hooked on the sport. It was much easier for me to ride on the road from my front door v. load the bike in the car and drive 30-45 minutes to the nearest XC trail. Bikes: '02 Bianchi Kingbee, old road bike...'01 C'dale R600(sold on ebay) to buy my new '05 Litespeed Avior on ebay. I ride in local group rides, and on my own or with some neighbors.