hello, everyone. i'm a 65 year old man from the upper peninsula of michigan. i've been getting back into cycling after retiring at the end of january. i haven't ridden much in quite a few years; my focus has been on race walking. but i've developed some chronic foot problems that have put me back on the bike. i used to ride a lot. i was a cat 4 back when the uscf was the abla. long time ago.
i bought a new bike this spring. hard core old guy. i wanted a good steel frame. i don't care for either aluminum or carbon fiber. hard to find good mid-range steel these days. i bought a bianchi dolomiti and have been quite pleased. i'm up to about 1000 miles now and have topped out at 77 miles as my longest day ride. i hope to do a first century of the season later in the month.
although i used to race, my interest now is in day touring and general fitness. glad to have found the forum and look forward to the community.