Hi all... I am a newbie to this forum, and glad to be here. I have been an off and on rider for the past 6 years riding 15 - 20 miles 2 or three times a week from May - Sept. The past 6 years I have done all my riding on a 2002 Raleigh SC 30 Hybrid bike. This year I finally made the move an bought a 2008 Specialized Allez Elite road bike. I love the bike and look forward to each ride. With the job and family commitments I do not get to ride as much as I like, but every ride is a good ride!!! I look forward to learning more and more about not only my bike, but riding as a sport from Bike Forums!