Hi Everybody and to the current reader of this post. My name is John. I hail from the hilly state of western Maryland, just northwest of Baltimore and northeast to Washington D.C.. I grew up riding bikes as a kid. My dad was really into bikes and got me into racing on a road bike when I was a teenager. I quit racing but kept riding my mother's mountain bike on once in a blue moon opportune moments with friends and family. Anyways, look forward to becoming an active member on this site!