Hello from Austin, Texas. My friend mentioned doing a century ride that gave me a moment of insanity thinking "that sounds like fun" and suddenly I find I really love cycling. Got myself a trainer, started riding regularly and in less than six weeks successfully did a 50 mile ride. Everything isn't roses yet though -- learning I know nothing about cycling, need a lot of work on my hills and speed but it's all a process. Unfortunately I won't be doing the century ride this year (decided I'd rather have a head on collision with a vehicle a week ago). No major injuries to myself and am anxious to get back on the bike soon. I have found that I've literally taken to cycling like a duck to water.