Registered last week and posted a response or two, but bad form on my part not to introduce myself first. I'm a 40y/o male, married with kids 10 and 5, began riding in 99 to lose some weight-first a beater atb from Sears, then a Trek hybrid, two 1/2 yrs. ago bought my first 'real' bike, Trek 1000. Still riding it today, after upgrading it piece by piece: carbon fork, wheels, seatpost, saddle. Hadn't ridden in almost a year when I was re-inspired by this year's Tour, joyfully put in 55mi. yesterday.
have learned alot scanning the boards, I appreciate everyone's knowledge and willingness to share!