Hello from another newbie to the forum . . .
I'm from Tennessee, and at 55 rediscovered cycling only about two years ago after being away from it for some 30 years or so. Used to love 50-mile rides on a '70s vintage steel 10-speed bike whose brand I never even noticed back then . . . I think it was a Fuji? It was orange, anyway . . .
Started riding a hybrid (Giant Cypress) two years ago for fitness and this year have been averaging about 60 miles/week on it and enjoying it a whole lot. I'm finding it almost addictive, and a great stress-relieving form of exercise.
So I've got new-bike lust and looking to get a nice, light road bike for better speed and a smoother ride. Exploring these forums is helping me focus on what I want, and it's looking like a Specialized Roubaix.