I am male, 38, married with no kids yet and just got back in to cycling due to a running injury on my ankle last October. I used to run a lot and loved it! When I was injured I got depressed about not excercising as the weight ballooned. Then I remembered my old ally MTB and dusted it off in the garage. I gave it a lube service etc and went for my first cycle in ten years. AMAZING!! I loved it. I then decided to change tyres from nobblies to centre ridge tyres for smoother road riding and never looked back. I probably ride 8-9hrs a week around (80miles) on the road using an HRM. and the weight is falling off (lost 9lbs since new year). I get such a buzz from cycling that I am thinking about buying a road bike. I joined the forum in order to get advice and encouragement and also to give a little if I can. I stumbled accross the forum during a google search and thought that the advice given was v.good.