I stumbled across your website yesterday and found a lot of your threads very interesting. I am a middle aged 46 year old father of three married to a wonderful wife of 27 years.
Well her goes; I started cycling a year ago this past July. I started out riding a Schwinn comfort bike from Target. I pushed that heavy thing a maximum of 37 miles after riding about 4 ot 5 months and new it was time to step up to a road bike.
I purchased a Motebecane Mirage road bike with a triple chainring and Sora grouping. I have started training for my first century this past May but have realized it may take longer than I planned to build up to 100 miles. I have ridden 54 miles 4 or 5 times now.
I look forward to learning more about conditioning and getting tips/help from the more experienced riders on the forum.
Thanks for the great site.