I have been riding since a kid, commuted since college, but got into distance cycling in 1999. Since then, I have continued to commute and average around 10,000 miles a year. I do all the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia rides every year and commute to most of them, including this year, which a friend and I added five days to the week making it a round trip of more than 700 miles fully loaded and an addition 100 without the gear.
I volunteer as the Safety Director for the Southern Bicycle League and am involved in almost every transportation meeting in the area where I live, work, and ride. I also promote the car-free lifestyle.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Glad you finally made it over to BikeForums.
Look around and post your thoughts in the Southeast regional, Commuting, Living Car Free, A&S, Road, General forums, etc.
You'll find lots of Atl folks here.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle