Thought I might as well say hi, as this seems like a nice place to stick around. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town I have found to have a great cycling community and several good rides. Having biked since childhood like everyone, I recently renewed my interest after purchasing an R500 road bike and fixing it up. I used to ride frequently, but nothing like what I do now, an average of about fifteen miles a day. I'm not necessarily a strong or talented rider, but I do enjoy it. I like maintenance and mechanics about as much as riding, so I applied to a local bike shop.
I am currently working on converting an old Fuji "Juice Sparkler" (I had never heard of it either) into a fixed gear, like everybody else. But I'm not doing it because it's the cool thing to do nowadays, moreso because I like the simplicity of the modern bicycle design, stripped to its elements. Plus they are fun to ride.
I am also interested in web design, and have published a "humor" blog, This Week In Ryan's Pockets. So if anyone here needs any help, I'd be glad to offer it.
Pleased to meet you!