Wow, I had no idea such a place existed, this is fantastic! I'm new to this forum (obviously) and also pretty new to biking... I had an old HUGE oversized mountain bike as a teenager which I hauled around with me through my undergraduate years, riding really infrequently... it ended up being left outside for a couple of winters and got nice and rusty... anyway, with a) the abhorrent price of gas and b) a body which is going to start to do loathsome things if I don't start using it, I have decided to pick up (casual) cycling. Mostly pleasure rides and hopefully some commuting as well. I'm joining this forum in hopes of learning from people who have done this for a lot longer than I have! Nice to meet you all Oh yeah, I hail from the Great White North (more specifically, the Great Wet West Coast).