Hi all, I've been lurking for a while, and guess I should finally introduce myself! I'm new to cycling (unless you count what I did as a kid), riding for fun and fitness. I've got a lot of weight to lose, knees were hurting from solely walking for exercise, so I bought a bike (Raleigh Venture) about a month ago. I'm slowly working up to longer rides. My first one was a painful 1.5 miles, today was a fabulous 5.5, and I'm hoping to be doing 20-30 mile rides (or more!) in a year or so.
I live in Northwest Arkansas - lots of beautiful places to ride here, I'm discovering! The hills sure are challenging, though. If there's anyone else in Fayetteville who rides kinda slow, at least on the uphills, and wants a buddy, contact me!