Hello from Auburn, CA
I've been riding about 8 months now. Started slowly with neighborhood rides and now my 25-year-old son and I have done two big organized rides; Party Pardee (metric century) and Bike Around The Buttes (full century). It's been a lot of fun, especially sharing this new hobby with my son. We just entered the Sierra Century (June) so that one will take some pretty heavy training with all the climbing expected.
I have a Felt Z45 (2009) and lovin' the sport so far!
Nice to meet you all.