Hi there!! I figured after lurking for a bit and reading reams of great stuff I figured that I would stop in and say thanks to all for all the great info that has been posted on this board.
I'm getting back into cycling after a pretty long break. I have not even really looked at a bike in over 15 yrs, but I still know a great ride when I see it. I'm pretty lucky in that I've been able to collect some pretty fine bikes over the past two . First there is the bike that I've literally had my eye on for 6 yrs. That would be my best friends pristine 2001 Brodie Spark. After letting it sit for 2 yrs I was finally able to pry it out of his hands last season. For the most part it has been set up with slicks as 95% of where I ride is on the road, or bike trail. This had me wishing more and more for another road bike just like the old days.Then in the past week I was able to get a mint 2005 Trek 2200 (minus one problem...see want ads/bike tech). Both bikes are in cherry condition, and have a fire lit in me like no tomorrow. I'm going for my first real ride on the Trek tomorrow, and I can't wait to see what it has to offer. The last decent road bike that I was on was a 1988 Bianchi Primo (oversize frame, low end grouppo)! So you could just imagine how giddy I am with the upgrade in my new road ride!
I look forward to posting here, and who knows maybe even hooking up a ride.