I know, I know, it is winter, and we just had this bing snow storm here. I live close to Washington D.C. However, having free time and waiting for the new year 2010, I have already started thinking on cycling. I like it, but I never decided to dedicate too much time. Now, I have plans to join all the bicycle lovers!! I would appreciate any suggestions, ideas, and leads how to start and build up my skills. I really would like to take long rides when the weather gets better. I have been taking rides, but they were never long. Please share your expertise, THANKS!!!