Hi. I'm new to the forum and thought I'd introduce myself. I started riding when I was 16, and rode John O'Groats to Land's End as my first tour. Since then, I've ridden over the Pyrenees from Bordeaux to Barcelona, done Twatt to Land's End (kind of like John O'Groats to Land's End, but starting at an amusing village in the Orkney Islands). I've also toured Utah, Arizona and Colorado, ridden US Coast to Coast (Everett, WA to Gloucester, MA) and over the Himalayas (Lhasa to Kathmandu, via Everest Base Camp).
I'm currently having some fun with a shaft drive bike I've bought for the daily commute (several reasons: you can't have too many bikes, US dollars are on sale (buy one get one free), and I prefer riding my bikes to cleaning them).
Take it easy everyone.