Like the title says I am pretty much a true cycling beginner. Up until about a month ago, I probably spent no more than an hour or 2 on a bicycle my entire life. Since that time, I've put in about 50 miles on trips ranging from 2 to 4 miles and am shooting for a 10 mile trip by the end of this month. I am riding a 2010 trek 7100 and am slowly but surely gaining confidence.
For now, I just want to master the basics of balance and road manners and am currently searching for good places to learn. Long term I would like for it to by my main means of exercise and hopefully at some point get into some charity rides/competitions. I'd really like to be doing 50 miles a week by the end of the summer.
I'm loving it so far!