I'd better actually introduce myself. I'm a 24-year-old security guard from Manhattan, KS who just got into cycling last summer when I bought a $100 Specialized Crossroads from a local pawn shop. My GF at the time and her dad were big-time tourers, so I bought a beat-up Bianchi Strada for $10 at a garage sale to convert into a roadie. Got that done in January, and started racing in march. Got to be a decent wrench turner in the process. Always learning, always training.