Hi. This forum has been a great help to me so I wanted to introduce myself. I live in the Bay Area, I've always loved cycling and rode a mountain bike every morning before work for fitness about 15 years ago, but we had a daughter 10 years ago, I got tired of getting up at 5:30 AM, and the gut gradually grew back.
Recently my doctor told me to get some aerobic exercise 3 days a week for 30 mins and suggested cycling. I have a mountain bike that I always ride on the street, so I decided to get a new road bike. I picked up an '07 Trek 2100 ZR a few weeks back and so far I absolutely love it! I take it to work and ride for an hour at lunch 2-3 days a week, with a longer ride on the weekend. I plan to increase the number of days and maybe even start a training program after I get in shape.
Thanks again for all the help and if you see an >40 guy with a gray Trek and a spare tire around the middle riding around Castro Valley, Novato or Santa Rosa, give me a wave!