Hello everyone, I'm 49 year old and started riding about 2 months ago. At 5'3", 200 lbs I decided I needed to get in shape and lose some weight. Tried walking but it was killing my knees, so I looked into cycling. Bought a Raleigh Venture 3.0 comfort bike and started my journey. The first day I could do 3 miles and that was it. 2 months later I'm down 22 lbs. and did a 30 miler this past Saturday. I now look forward to my daily rides and have started dreaming about getting a road bike and doing a century ride. I live in a small town south of Tulsa and don't know any other cyclists, but I'm thinking about joining a club in Tulsa and doing some charity ride in the spring. Looking forward to making new friends here.