Getting back into it in Philly burbs
Hello all, my name is Jay.
I'm just beginning to get back into cycling after a 10+ year hiatus. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 21 years old, so I spent much of formative years and young adulthood whizzing around my hometown of Corvallis, OR on my bicycle.
I first rode a bmx bike, then bought a Specialized Rock Hopper in ~1987, then a Trek 800 Antelope MTB when I started college in 1993. However, my college campus was pretty small so I didn't really need the bike for getting around, and I quickly became more interested in partying than in cycling. I've had that Trek kicking around ever since, but until last year probably hadn't ridden 50 miles in ten years.
Last year I began to get the bug again, in conjunction with quitting smoking and other lifestyle changes. However, the more I ride the more I wish I had a better bike, a road bike in particular since I don't really have any interest in off-road riding anymore.
So, I'm currently accumulating funds for a road bike purchase sometime soon, but in the meantime can frequently be found puffing away struggling to move my heavy-ass mountain bike on roads in and around Montgomery County, PA.
I may be asking a lot of stupid questions about road bikes on these forums before I start shopping in earnest, so please be patient.