I have ridden all my life and last summer made it a priority to do it again at 35. I bought a Giant FCR 3 and loved it but ended up taking a liking to single speeds. The Redline 925 fit the bill in so many ways and I rode it exclusively. I just sold the FCR and customized my 925. I broke my foot 5 months ago and I am still not healed. Despite the doctor saying I need to wear my cast another week, I rode the 925 to work today (15-16 miles round trip). It was a workout for sure! Anyway, thanks for letting come to your forum.