Name is Ron and I've been lurking around soaking up all the knowledge I can around here and thought it time to say hi. My interest in biking was one that would come and go, but these past three years I've stuck with it and I'm taking it more seriously, that is, I've made bicycling a regular part of my life. Years ago I used to ride bikes or all types without knowing anything about proper sizing, gearing, frame material etc. I'd ride 3 speeds, older 10 or 12 speed Ross' and Cannondale's borrowed from friends and some fixies. Now that I'm pushing 40 I'm looking more towards a combination of speed and comfort.
All of my riding has been on mountain bikes that I've upgraded with semi-slicks, and some other odds and ends, like fenders and different combinations of bars. I have a short commute to work each day-less than two miles-but at least twice a week I take out one of the bikes for a 25 mile ride. So far the MTB have served me well but I'm looking more at some touring bikes and other options so I can start doing about 20+ miles per day. Thanks for having me and I appreciate all the advice I will be hitting you up for.