Just found this Forum -- it's really awesome.
Started riding again 3 years ago after a short 50 year hiatus. Started just after moving to Miami -- the place of flat lands and wonderful weather for riding all year.
Started with a Cannondale Adventure Hybrid and a month ago got a Scott CR1 Team with Shimano 105 Group Set. What a difference!
Been riding 3 to 4 mornings a week (semi retired) and shoot for an hour or 1,000 calories. Garmin Edge says been doing 15 miles and 1,000+ calories in little over an hour. Travel a lot so annual miles about 1,700.
Wish I found the site 3 years ago...better late than never eh?