I am a new rider temporarily living in Bakersfield, CA. I am originally from Houston, TX and finishing up grad school in Columbia, Missouri but I am out here for a temporary work assignment this summer. I am an avid runner, soccer player and golfer but got into cycling as I enjoy travelling and figured I'd also save myself some wear and tear on the knees. I just bought a Cannondale CAAD9 and had my first flat on my second day of riding. Any how, thought i'd introduce myself.