I'm from the Cincinnati area, and have just gotten back into cycling in the past month after a long lay-off (was on my bike constantly before graduating high school). Having been overly obsessed with scuba (cave and wreck diving) for the past 10 years, the increasing price of fuel got me to at least consider other outdoor activities closer to home.
We've got inexpensive mountain bikes, and will probably be spending most of our time on local trails for fitness and recreation. Would love to find some moderate-easy dirt/non-paved trails, but the paved stuff works for now.
While we are trying to cycle daily as our primary activity, we're also shooting for some longer weekend rides. I guess that's all relative though, 'cause I see folks doing some daily rides that I'm shooting for as an "end of summer" big-ride goal... LOL! Perhaps part of that is the difference in capability between road bikes and mountain bikes, or more likely, the difference between their cycling fitness and mine. (Kinda like a new diver sucking down air in an AL80 in 20 minutes vs a veteran getting 90-120 minutes from the same cylinder).
Anyway... I started a blog to try and track our trials, tribs, fun, and adventure as we venture outside our comfort zone.