With the help of my supportive husband, I have begun riding a bike again after a long hiatus due to a fall when I was a kid. It has taken a few months to get comfortable on the bike, and I still have some handling issues, occasional freak outs when the wind gusts at certain angles, or I hit a bump I'm not ready for, but otherwise I am doing well and enjoying riding again.
My last bike, a Trek fx 7.3 WSD which I loved, was stolen when my son and his friends neglected it in a driveway. With some patience and determination, my husband found me a great Specialized WSD road bike with all kinds of goodies (nice components). Before my Trek was stolen I had been hoping to do the Austin Danskin in early June, but my lack of motivation in the frigid Texas winter (kidding, I'm originally from WI) and the time it took to get a new bike and get myself comfortable riding it has pushed my triathlon goals to sometime in the future.
I look forward to reading these forums and learning what I can about bicycling, even sharing any experience I may attain in my own adventures. I especially look forward to getting access to the women's forum so I can share my saddle woes as I have tried many many saddles (another just arrived in the mail only hours ago) and still am looking for "the one". Until then, I will scavenge the forums I do have access to and see what I can find on the subject.