I learned to ride 36 years ago. I've been riding ever since. I've ridden a Schwinn, Murray, Western Flyer, Peugeot, Raleigh, Gitane, Diamond Back, Gary Fisher, Serotta, and a bunch of others that I can't seem to retrieve from the rusted vault. I will probably frequent the Clydesdale board, as I like to stay with the herd.
My wife and I do a lot of charity rides. I'm in the market for a good "big dude who likes long rides" bike. I keep changing my mind about what that is. See my thread titled "Wheelset Advice" on Clydes for more details.