Last June I purchased a mountain bike (TREK 4500) to help me drop some weight and to take in the many wonderful trails here in the Denver area (I lost 55 lbs in 4 months). Then I came across the TDF on OLN last July and fell in love with road biking. Shortly after the TDF I found this outstanding forum and have been visiting almost daily since.
I owned a Raleigh Technium for 15 years until the chainstay broke. I didn't have the money to purchase my dream bike so I ended up getting a wonderful deal on a Lemond Nevada City. I wanted to go steel after reading the many posts in this forum on this frame material.
I'm so excited about being a member of this wonderful bike forum family.