Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and say "hey" to everyone.
I don't have a ton of cycling experience, although I used to periodically take an old Trek mountain bike up 60 degree inclines and into waist-deep mud puddles when I was younger .
Although I've been out of the game for a good ten years now, something came over me last week and I have this undying urge to get into road cycling. I'm planning on visiting a bike shop next weekend for a fitting and knowing my uncontrollable spending habits, I'll probably be the proud owner of a new bike very soon.
Also, if anyone is interested, I was in the bookstore the other day and came across a great, high-level book on almost every aspect of biking - it's called, appropriately, The Complete Bike Book.
Anyway, thanks for what looks to be a terrific resource and I hope to see some of you around!