I have been road riding for about two months now and really enjoy it. I am riding a Giant OCR3 and a Schwinn Mesa. I also do some mountain biking and plan to ride in the ICEMAN Cometh race in November.
The Iceman is a race from Kalkaska Michigan to Traverse City, Michigan on fire roads and two track. 27 miles in what ever November weather northern Michigan has to offer.
I am trying to get miles in by commuting to work which is exactly 9 miles from my house on a well paved country road. Besides the stench of rotting road kill it is good.
I am very lucky because my brother-in-law is also a cyclist and he keeps me going, whether he is adjusting or repairing my equipment, dragging me along at 7am or kicking by butt around Michigan trails - he is a great motivator and mentor.
I look forward to learning from the folks involved with this forum and hope I can make a worthy contribution.