Bonjour to all of you. I'm a middle-aged (46) french rider, living in Lyon. I was a mid-and long- range tourer in myearly days, now getting back to the roads, especially mountain roads. I'm interested in vintage bikes, fixing and riding them, but i also ride a brand new Bianchi all-Carbon, and am found of technical novelties. I live and work downtown, except for the week-end when i go back to the country (low mountains up to 3000ft).
I'm an expert in veteran to 70' motorbikes, especially french makes, of course. I take much interest in visiting some north-american websites, such as Sheldon Brown's... As i rode my bicycle trough many regions in France, perhaps i shall be able to answer to some questions of yours.