hi my name is don loftis, im from springfield illinois.im 39 yrs old took up cycling at about 20. first bike was a blue schwinn super letour.graduated from there to a 81 melton racing frame buit for larry doering. rode this bike for years and years . i was a biking junkie.then had to grow up and become a normal human being so i hung up the melton and lived my life.late last year i decided to get a mountain bike and start again . bought a mongoose aluminum daule and started to ride.boy it sure was hard to get my legs back.rode with some of my friends ,but they just werent used to how i liked to ride so when i rode with them i felt like i was putting in slow mo.i would say lets ride out to this place in the country and they would look at me like i was crazy lol.so as of late ive been going at it alone.i was kinda heavy when i first started round 200lbs but i stepped on the scale at the docs office the other day and i was 186 and dropping.. yeah! this may sound wierd but i love to ride at night too.plan on going to the late ride in chicago on 7/11 this year for a birthday ride also plan on doing the moonlight ramble in st louis too.was disapointed last year tho the route to me was to short anyway ive been on the forums the last couple days and thought i should introduce myself to everybody im including a pic of me on the melton riding in estes park colo. in 83 or 84.man what i would do to have that hair back lmao. plan to get a new road bike too after i restore the melton. well everybody enjoy and nice to meet ya all .