hello my name is Charlie and I live in Des moines Iowa. I am 37 (old man) :-) I started really biking this spring, bought a Giant Hybrid. I did it for health reasons have lost 40 pounds and getting in great shape(back how I used to be in the day) :-). Anyway biking has got me hooked and I am soon going to buy the 2004 Allez Elite! I cant wait. I ride about 80-120 miles a week now and I really want the Rode bike!!! anyway I am mariied with 2 beautiful girls. I am a Systems engineer and I love all sports and play Golf too.... but latley the bike is becoming my focal point.