I have begun a collection of old bikes as of this summer, mostly Schwinn. I ride a new Cannondale Comfort 4. I am retired and 64 years old. This new hobby is keeping me busy to say the least. I did find time to ride 15 miles this morning, which is a new record for me. I enjoy bikes, and everything related. I am now in the middle of a 1963 Schwinn Racer restoration. For the first time, I am caused to paint this one. Not really my bag of tricks, but I'll manage.
Just for kicks, and because I like the looks of it, I bought a 1965 Huffy Open Road this week. It is in great condition, but I can already see that it does not compare to a Schwinn.
When you did the across TN ride, you came close to me. I live 25 mi south of David Crockett park. I was up that way and completely forgot about it until it was too late. I looked into that, and saw the route, and the amount of miles covered per day. I am not quite up to that level yet.
I am 100 miles south of Nashville, but hey, we could meet on the Trace sometime.