I'm here in the snowy White Mountains (New Hampshire) patiently awaiting spring. 'been gathering some good information from this site for a few weeks and thought it was time I at least said "Hello!". When I lived in Boston and on Cape Cod I bicycled everywhere...didn't even own a car. Now that I live in the mountains I do drive , but I just last year got back into cycling. My flatlander bike was a real chore to pedal around here so I quit riding when I first moved here. Turned out I wasn't really as out of shape as I thought...I just needed a better bike. Amazing what a difference a decent set of wheels can make, so now, with a new (to me) bike, I'm looking forward to the end of ski season (I run a small inn) and maybe even a bike trip to Ireland.