Well it has been more years and pounds than I care to recall since I was active on a bike. But my ever-expanding posterior and the pleas of my beautiful wife have finally convinced me that it was time to do something. A few weekends ago, I dug out the mountain bike, aired up the tires and set off to ride a mile or two. Once I started pedaling, I remembered how much I loved it. Ten miles later I arrived back at the hop use just before my wife sent out the search party. I guess that my smile gave away the fact that i was enjoying myself tremendously and she encouraged me to go out for another ride the next day.
Well, it's been a few weeks and I've decided to stick with this whole cycling thing. In fact, she even encouraged me to go out and find a more fitting bike for my daily rides. So I spent an afternoon at a local bike shop and placed an order for a shiny new Trek 7.5 FX. It should be in before the weekend and I can hardly wait to take it for a long spin. Obviously, a new sport and a new bike will raise new questions, so I stumbled around the net looking for some help. Hopefully this is the place.
I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your responses to the most newb-ish questions I can muster. Thanks in advance for your patience.