Hi. I'm a sort of old guy (mid 40s) who loves regular, fairly short road rides. I've always been a somewhat casual biker but I'm getting more and more sucked in every year. For the last couple of years I've even THOUGHT about a century! What a wild and crazy guy I am, huh? I'm also one of the recent rats escaping from the bicycling.com forums. j/k, they're also very nice.
These forums look great - any place with a Winter Biking forum has to be good. I love winter biking, but my winter rides are usually fairly short mainly because I can only get out on dry weekends, so the endurance just isn't what I would like, but I always enjoy them immensely anyway.
I'm looking to expand my biking horizons, so I'm sure I'll find plenty of ideas here. My pet peeve is that I can't commute because the toll bridge into PA near me doesn't allow bikes. Commuting would be an excellent way to up my biking time, but I doubt that bridge will ever change. So I like that you have an advocacy forum.
Oh yeah, I'm from the "as cheap as possible" school, so I still ride an 88 Raleigh Technium that I've loved since day one. But as long as I don't look at or ride any beautiful new bikes, I'll stay perfectly happy. After all, it's not about the bike, right? It's about the biking, isn't it?.