I have been enjoying the bike forums since I discovered them in March of this year (2007).
I live in a suburb outside of Portland, Oregon on the Willamette river.
I have been cycling off and on all my life but with a renewed interest since February.
Last October my daughter and her husband, who live in Seattle, suggested that three of us do a ride together called the STP. I readily agreed then promptly forgot all about it.
January of this year I looked on-line to see what I was in for and was dumbfounded to learn I had agreed to make the journey between Seattle and Portland (204 miles) in two days. I started training in February.
Since February I have cycled over 1300 miles and I’m most decidedly an addict.
Before February I owned one bike, a Trek 7500 hybrid. Since then I have purchased two bikes a LeMond Versailles and a used Novara road/rain bike.
I commute to work as often as I can (2-3 days max). My commute is 11 miles one way.
I have been on one organized ride called the Monster Cookie Metric Century and it was such a blast that I have signed up for a couple of other rides locally.
I have learned quite a bit through these forums and appreciate the humor and sharing that takes place here.