Hi all. Just a quick note introducing myself. My name is John and I'm a new rider in my fourties looking to get in shape and lose some weight while having fun. Over the past two months I've ridden about 100 miles (I know, I know, not even a single day's ride for a lot of you) including 4 commutes into work - which I hope to do more of once the rain stops.
Thanks to all for the wonderful info on this forum - I have a lot to learn and I'm sure that I'll be able to pick up a bit of knowledge here.
Ultimately I'm thinking that I'd like to do a few centuries - not as a serious competition but more for competing against myself to improve my distance and time. Maybe in four or five months I'll pick up a road bike to go with my cheap comfort bike I picked up used from a LBS. Right now all I'm thinking about it when I'll get to ride next.