Hello everybody! I'm the original owner of a Nishiki Riviera GT that I still care for and adore. My son is turning 16 this month and I'm buying him a new 2009 Fuji Touring/Road bike. I persuaded the bike shop to let him help build it as his introduction to mechanics and upkeep!
My style of riding is to grab my driver's license, water bottle, $20, and my Pennsylvania and New Jersey maps and start riding. When I get 35 or 40 miles away from home I usually turn around. Sometimes I go a little further and realize I'm going to run out of energy or daylight, so I have to look at the maps and try to figure out the best route home!
My other interests are science and technology, aviation (I'm an instrument-rated private pilot), and nutrition (I'm nutrient-dense vegan).
I wish you all smooth roads (unless you prefer bumpy terrain) and blue skies!