I am a middle-aged (51) biker from Atlanta, Georgia who just loves anything w/2 wheels. I have been riding about 10 years. After a couple of setbacks, I am riding hard again. Since I own my own homebuilding business, I can't devote as much time to my fitness as I would like. I am well read and study everything I can about fitness, equipment and the history of our sport. I am the detail guy.
If you can't beat them w/youth and strength, use stealth and cunning. One set of wheels I have doesn't click when coasting, I love it when the guys can't tell when I'm sitting on their wheel comfortably.
Cycling is my fountain of youth. I usually ride with my personal trainer friend (38) and some other guys that can stomp him. I love the competition. I ride my mountain bike in the winter and when I have time. I ride my other bikes all year, but only in good weather. I am a fair weather biker. Since I build my bikes and maintain all my friends bikes, I know what water and grit do to a good road bike.
Today I have a Litespeed Vortex (9 spd dura-ace), Aegis Victory (10 spd Record), Kuota Kredo (10 spd dura-ace), Cannondale Rush (SRAM XO), and a Burley Tandem. I am allways shopping for parts and bike deals because I love everything about the sport.
I likethe idea of a forum that brings us together to talk about everything biking. It's a passion that I hope to keep for years to come.