Hi! Just stumbled across the bike forums and thought I'd post an intro.
I started cycling again (after about a 10 year lay-off) last year, after having weight loss surgery. Last year I trained for the Seagull Century (www.seagull-century.org) - sadly I bonked at Assateague Island (64.1 miles completed) thanks in part to poor ride nutrition and the remnants of a Nor'Easter! As my friend Krista put it after the ride "Even on the few 'downhill' sections, it felt like you were going uphill" so that gives you an idea of how windy it was.
This year, I've already completed a half century and I'm looking forward to doing about 5 full centuries - including taking another crack at the Seagull - and who knows how many half/metrics.
I'm absolutely addicted to this wonderful sport!