I'm 54 and started to ride last year to loose some weight. I had not been on a bike for 30 years and my wife expected me to have a heart attack.
We live in Vermont and are out in the foothills of Camels Hump. Many people come to this area to ride as it offers a good mix of terrian and the veiws are stellar.
I started with a lawn sale special MTD 10 speed mountian bike that weighed a ton and promptley informed my wife that if riding that bike for a month in the shape I was in didn't kill me, I was probably not going to have a heart attack.
Next was an old GT flea market find. I had learned a little about bikes and knew this would be a step up and it was. A light bike with a pretty decent 21 speed drivetrain.
A month ago I got a 2006 Gary Fisher Wahoo Disk rode it until three days ago when I sold it.
I decided I wanted a lighter bike with road tires so I am anxiousley awaiting the delivery of my new Kona Dew FS .
My riding consists of 12-14 miles per trip and I average 85 miles a week.
I ride a mix of dirt and paved roads with typical Vermont hills and valleys.
I'm shooting for 1,000 miles this season with 485 on the clock now. And here I am bikeless.