Hey there BikeForums Users,
I'm Matthew, I'm in Seattle, I ride bikes! I've been riding casually for about 10 years but this summer has been a serious renaissance of biking for me. I currently have a Soma Rush and a Surly CrossCheck. Been riding both for a few years though until this summer the Rush saw more love. In the past biking has been primarily about commuting and exploring the city. Being gainfully unemployed though, I have had loads of time to start riding farther, longer, and faster. I'm having a blast, lost all the weight I put on while working at MS this past year, and am seriously considering training to race next season.
I've been lurking in the forums for awhile. Bikeforums has been a great source of information (years back it helped me decide on the Surly when I decided on a Steel Horse) and I figure it is time to come out of the woodwork and make myself known.