Hello! I have been reading Bike Forums for a while now, and figured I'd finally join. I joined mainly to check out the Touring section, as I'm hoping to do a Bike Tour next summer. I've wanted to do it forever, and I've finally realized that I really could do a bike tour- but there's a lot to learn. I've always loved riding my bike, but never really used it to commute in the real sense of the word. I bike from place to place, but never places where I have to be somewhere at a certain time (WORK) or really much in city traffic. Been biking a lot more around Denver- even biked in the rain recently and it was great! Hoping to just work up to a bunch of miles so by next summer I am ready for a tour. Would love to meet other Denverites/Boulderites here, too!