I'm a 59 year old married male who is getting back into biking, after a long hiatus, for exercise and fellowship. Nothing real serious, just some touring around the state and maybe a few rides outside the state. Currently, I'm riding an old Raliegh trail bike (did I mention nothing fancy) which I like because it is stable on the road and I don't have to worry too much about hitting gravel, soft spots, shoulders etc. I'm thinking about going up to Machinaw this fall and participating in the Big Mac 100. Note I said participate. I'd like to do the bottom 50 mile loop because it is so scenic. I think 100 miles would be a bit much on a trail bike. Can't keep up with those new touring bikes. Remember when they were called "English Racers"? Happy to be here.