First post here!
(that's only the first of, I'm sure, many more stupid things I'll say here...)
Anyway, I'm a returning racer/tourer from The Olde Days. I retired from USCF racing (Cat. 2) around 1986, sometime during the Tour of the Valleys in Vermont. Actually I know exactly when I retired, but no matter. After practically giving up cycling for close to twenty years to make an honest living in a part of the country where cycling is not encouraged, I'm back. We (...picked up a wife and daughter while I was gone) relocated back to my home territory of Upstate, NY this past summer and since then I've been back in the saddle. I'm still riding the '86 Cannondale, full Campy SR, I raced but just last month made the big move to clipless pedals.
While on my extended sabbatical I managed to also accumulate several [..kaph..] 'spare tires', and they're not my beloved tubular variety, but more the F1 racing shape. So, since a 266 lb weigh-in in June, I'm now solidly under 230 and approaching 225 (at 6'1"). My racing weight was typically in the high 170's. Don't know if I'll ever see that again, but it's great to be back into size 38 waist pants and look forward to breaking out all those 36ers I stowed away so long ago.
I'm here because I've come across so much great information, while Googling my way back out from my time capsule, that originated here.