I live in the Dallas area. I've been biking as an adult for about 26 years now, 99% w/ roadbikes.
It all started in my late 20's when I started gaining weight and thought I needed a little exercise. My brother in law was a cat2 racer so that got me interested in cycling. Back in those days it was a lot different. Rallies were a lot more informal, and usually pretty small. Bicycle mechanics was easier too, at least less complicated. Things change, my work and my wife make more demands on my time, but I'm glad to still be riding.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome. I'm glad to see you got the posting problem worked out.
Got pics of your bike(s)?
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle