To tell the truth I dont even own a bicycle at the moment. Just quit my job and left my house, and about to travel India, Nepal and the Himalayas or 5 months. Ive got a real urge to buy a bike while Im over there and really get off the beaten track. The true logistics of this are still to be discovered, and so i thought id join this great forum. If things go well, id love to build up to a series of long distance rides through Russia and Mongolia. Plus of course my home country of Australia. Looking forward to doing some serious learning.