I just finally joined after all this time. I have read many a post over the years.
I began cycling when i was 12, bought my 1st racing bike at 15, a Peugeot PX10LE, and shortly after, saved my money to get a Raleigh TI team Issue. Took 17 years off the bike and have been riding the last 3 years. At 53, i am able to train with the Cat 2's and enjoy the great roads here in Santa Rosa, CA.. Home of Levi and Laura Charameda, BMC and a bunch of others.
Hope to offer some informative answers and receive your knowledgeable responses.