My name is Samantha. I'm originally from Long Island, but DC has been my home for over a year and a half now. I started cycling on a regular basis when I moved to DC as a way to get around, but over time I have become more and more involved in the cycling community here. I'm planning on doing my first century ride this summer, and I just ordered my a book on bicycle maintenance because I'm going to have to take care of my bike properly with all the miles I'll be logging! I decided to join the bike forums because I'm sure I'm going to be needing advice on training, fixing my bike, etc. Looking forward to chatting with you all soon!