Hello. I am 53 years old, and live in Arlington, Tx. I own a Tsunami T-1 SWB recumbent, and a Sun EZ Tandem. I just got my bike in September, and aside from test rides, it was my first bicyle riding in 40 years, so I'm still a newbie to all of it. I try to ride 4 days a week, put in 70 to 100 miles. I've joined a local cycling club, so I ride a lot with people on df's. They're all nice, never make fun of my kickstand or anything (I have a kickstand because (1) I already look like a geek anyway since I'm on a recumbent, and (2) I need to lose 20 lbs, so there's no point in being too much of a weight weenie to have a kickstand until I do that). I've only had the tandem for a couple of weeks. I think my wife and I are really going to enjoy it.