Hi, everyone. I'm a former mediocre masters road and mountain bike racer coming back to riding a road bike after a layoff of 12 years, during which I essentially did no exercise whatever. My kids, the youngest of whom is in college, harangued me into riding again. Now I ride with them as a family activity (!) the like of which I have not done for many years. It's made us closer. Of course, I can't ride like I used to and I'm just now up to a leisurely 30-miler after a month of riding.
I'm probably most accurately described as an enthusiastic beginner with some remembered skills. As they say, it's just like riding a bike. However, the engine on my bike seems sort of anemic...
Hope to enjoy this forum, possibly connect with others in similar situations and possibly share some wisdom I can't back up on the bike yet!