Glad I found you guys. I'm 51 years old and have been riding for 17 years (bought my Bridgstone road bike in April 1990, still got the receipt) Last year when I wore out a Trek Mountain bike that I converted to a comfort bike, I bought myself a Giant Cypress. I still ride the Bridgestone but I love the Giant. I live near Lake Huron in eastern Michigan and this is a very bicycle friendly community. They are in the process of building a 60 some mile bike path (about 40% done) here. I ride all year round if its warmer than about 35 with little wind.
Again, glad I found this forum