I'm Tara, from Pennsylvania. I've been an avid bicyclist for most of my life, though I'm not your typical petite-sized sport cyclist in spandex (not that I think there's anything wrong with that, just want to make sure nobody forms any expectations about who I ought to be ) I guess I'm more of a European type cyclist - puttering around town with my kids in tow, though "town" for me is 8 miles away so our trip to the library and health food store is an 18 mile round trip! I'm here for some advice on making my trip with my kids a bit safer - I'll be starting a thread about disc brakes as soon as I figure out which forum is the right one for it.
Oh, and while I'm normally a grammar and punctuation junkie, a certain unnamed three year old spilled water in my laptop, killing my period and question mark keys. I can't stand to leave them all out, so I'm c&ping them; but if I get a little wonky with them, please forgive me!