Well after lurking for a month or so I decided to join and participate. As far as my bicycling is concerned I started riding way back before dirt on a 1970 Schwinn Continental bought with my hard earned summer job money ($120). Don't know why I still remember how much the bike costs, maybe first big purchase. I rode that bike around the north San Antonio hill country until 1976. Stopped riding for 26 years for various reasons, college, job, family, etc. Started riding again this past August for one reason, me. I went to the local LBS, Richardson Bike Mart, and purchased Specialized Sirrus and love it. Ride almost daily about 15 miles after work in the dark. Very different than in the day in a good way.