I'm from the west Chicago suburbs. I did a lot of biking when I was younger and didn't really start again until last year. I did about 450 miles last year and I'm at nearly 500 this year. I ride a Diamondback mountain bike as a road bike. I don't have a car anymore as of a couple months ago so I've been using it to get everywhere, but mostly just for recreational riding and to get to and from my best friend's house who lives 37 miles away. I look forward to becoming acquainted with this forum.