I've been reading the forums here for a while and I'll have to say you are an inspiring bunch of people. I've dug out my old road bike and I'm fixing it up so I can get it back to riding it again, only with a bit more added comfort. My daily rider is a Mongoose Alta. Its been a fine bike for tooling around the neighborhood and making an occasional run to the grocery store. I ride for the fun of it. Stopping and chatting with people is all part of the ride.
Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
Welcome to Bike Forums.
Stop by the 50+ forum and say hello to the "old farts". I'm one of them - I'm 65.
And stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals. Lots of south Florida folks here.