Hi! I used to be on some usenet groups (mostly bike.dc) back in the day, but have laid off the forums since then. I have been a road cyclist for over 30 years now (yikes!) and been mountain biking for about 3 or four years now. I tour when I can (which isn't often with four kids). I miss talking about bikes, so I found this group. I have a specific question about gearing, so I will now wander over to the appropriate area and get on it now. Thanks all!