I originally started riding in March of 1990 when I had got tired of being overweight and out of shape. I bought a hybrid, a Trek 750, and started riding. I remember my first 5 mile rides and how much it hurt. But, I really liked being on the road, so I stuck with it. A few months later, I got a Cannondale road bike a started increasing the mileage. That September, after 1500 miles on the road and losing 50 lbs, I road my first century.
I kept riding for the next several years and did a couple more centuries. Then job demands took over, and I gradually got away from riding, pretty much stopping after 1998. Well, after getting back to where I was 12 years ago, I just bought a Trek 2200 and I'm back in the saddle. It's actually not as hard as I thought it would be, but I have a long way to go. My goal is a century this fall, just before I turn 49. One thing that I did not lose is my love of the open road. Wish me luck.