My name is Mike. I live near Chattanooga and I'm in my 50's. I got back into biking about 4 years ago after taking about 25 years off. I am mainly a recreational rider, but also ride for the exercise. I am ready to go on my first short tour as soon as it cools down a little. In a good week I will ride 75-100 miles. I have an old French road bike that is considered low end. It is just fun to ride. I also have an old Trek mountain bike that I have converted for use as a touring bike. I always ride alone unless my wife or the dogs go with me. The dogs ride in a bob trailer.