Hi to everyone. Brand new to the forum. I expect I'll be reading more than posting, but I wanted to say hello.
I'm 31 and live in the Atlanta area. I've been riding for a couple years now. I ride once or twice a week. I'm into mt biking, but I'll take my time in the saddle any way I can get it. If the trails are closed, I've been known to do a few miles on pavement.
My bike is a Trek Fuel. I have a love/hate relationship with it. When I'm sitting at my computer I love my bike - . When I'm on my bike, I keep thinking about other bikes I'd like better and wondering where that creaking sound is coming from - :irritated .
I did a 25 mile charity road ride last year. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I didn't think it would really be much fun without the trees rushing past my head, but it was a good time. (I'm sure part of that sensation was due to the very nice Waterford 2200 that I demo'd - thanks again to Erik and the guys @ The Bicycle Link)