Greetings from South Carolina
I'm 50 something and haven't really ridden in almost 20 years. But, I keep coming back...its the closest thing to flying I can come to without leaving the ground. One thing I had to do since I am suddenly a grey-head is to get one of those new "prostate" saddles :-) and to keep some ibuprofen around. Anyway, I ride an aluminum Schwinn Varsity (yeah, the ones from WalMart). I actually wanted a Trek (Red...even had the shorts and helmut picked out) but my sweet wife, in her unenlightened state, thought she would surprise me. I was indeed surprised to the point of being dumb struck. Turns out this is a pretty good bike, especiallly since my old bike was a Sears Free Spirit. We have a good paved bike trail (13 miles round trip...a lot for me) so I don't have to pose a hazard to our courteous motorists. I've been skulking around the site for a while so thought it was time to own up to it. I'm looking forward to getting back in the saddle and learning something new from this forum. Happy riding and God bless.