Hey guys, my name is Rob and i'm excited to be here on bikeforums.net! I bought a mountain bike last year to help get in better shape and lose weight because I wanted to join the Marine Corps. I had always been just a casual rider, mostly just riding places with friends for fun. a couple of weeks ago I decided to sell the mountain bike (after a bad experience) and get a road bike. After my first ride on my new bike I got bit by the cycling bug and have invested a lot more money and time into it! I absolutely love it, what was just something fun and casual to do a few weeks ago has turned into a full blown obsession and I want to learn as much as possible about biking as possible. Hope to see you all on the forums!!!