My names John and I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Got into riding about a month ago and I love it!!! I currently have a Dawes Lightning with downtube shifters. I bought the bike used on craigslist to see if I would enjoy biking before I spent a ton of money on something that could potentially end up collecting dust. But now that I see how much I enjoy it I'm ready to upgrade to something "nicer" I look forward to being an active member on here and learning as much as I possibly can.