Someone just showed me this forum today.
I live in the Silicon Valley, CA.
I got into mtn biking in college (Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara), but dropped it again when I got married.
Summer of 2008 I started commuting to work (28miles round trip) most days of the week on a mtn bike with street tires. I bought a used Trek in August, started racing the Trek in October, and started racing Mtn bikes in February.
I ride with the San Jose Bicycle Club www.teamsanjose.org on the road bike and some with team integrate on the mountain bike.
My skill levels are Cat 5 Road and Beginner XC, but Iíll be bumping to Sport XC in a couple weeks.