Hi all, I'm pretty new to cycling. I have been riding my first road bike for about a year now and I am fairly competent in the maintenance realm, but I am just now getting into loaded touring. Seems like a lot of fun. I finished my first century last weekend and I am still recovering from that brutality (although the others said it was an easy century, whatever, it hurt, lol). I do overall much better since I started riding last year and I hope everyone who cycles gets this kind of satisfaction or better. Anyways I think I have shared enough to seem nutty. Happy riding and good days!