Another new guy here. I'm an Air Force guy stationed in San Antonio. I'm just getting back into cycling (road). I got a cheap starter bike by Ironhorse last July. I'm still doing very short rides, slowly working my way up to being able to do the MS150 Bike to the Beach in October. I'm also hoping to have saved up some extra cabbage for a new ride by then.
Due to time constraints and family obligations, most of my riding is on a trainer . I kill the boredom by watching TdF DVDs.
Tomorrow, I'm planning on showing up for my first group ride with the San Antonio Wheelmen. Since this is my first, I'll do the shortest of the 3 distances, 25 miles, to see how the pace is before I start pushing it further. My next goal is the 55 mile ride Easter weekend in Kerrville during the Easter Hill Country Tour.
I try to balance cycling with my other expensive time-hogging addiction, golf. They work well together - strong legs make for long drives.