Hi fellas. I just happened to stumble on this place yesterday in an effort to find a good bike forum. Looks like I found the right place? I've been riding for just over 3 years now after a very long hiatus over 20+ yrs. I used to ride alot as a kid but no serious stuff. My wife bought me a Trek hybrid at least 5 years ago. It pretty much sat in the garage the first couple years except for a few times I ventured out on it. I know a real sin! I finally decided either I was going to start to use the darn thing or seriously consider selling it. Well I got back on the bike and after a very humbling beggining, I've been hooked ever since. I started out riding rail trials getting my legs back and pretty much switched exclusively to road riding the past year or so. I was for the most part riding 25 miles on Sundays last year. This year with a goal of riding a charity ride of 50 miles, I have decided to jack things up. The past month I've increased my rides to 30 miles and upwards to 45 miles depending how I feel. Looks like I should meet my goal in September no problem. I'm not what you call a hardcore. I only ride on Wednesdays and Sundays. I workout at a local gym 4 days a week weight training which I've done for the past 20 years. No plans on cutting back on my workouts in favor of riding. I really enjoy it. I look forward to participating on the forum. I'm probably going to be more of a lurker than a contributer at first. Hopefully when I do add some thoughts I wont sound too stupid. Afterall, I'm still trying to figure these things out. Thanks and apologies for the long intro.