Howdy from LA!
The name's Joe. I remember my first bike was this dinky bmx I had at age 7 that I rode the hell out of. When my parents thought I was just doing laps in front of the house, I'd have biked several blocks away. Fast forward 21 bikeless year and my friends who recently got into mountain biking get me a trek mtb for my bday. Suddenly my inner flame has been rekindled. In already 2 months, I've had a taste of the local canyons and their switchbacks, and even slapped on some slicks to try some city tours and half century rides. Now my eyes are set on getting a road bike and experiencing more that life has to offer. My pal tipped me off to this forum and I can already tell it has a great community and is a treasure trove of information. It feels great to be biking again!
Welcome to the forums and congrats on getting back in to cycling.