My name is Terry. I live in Northern Nevada. It is very rural here. Lake Tahoe is 15 miles from here. I am 53 and have always wanted to commute to work. I bought a mid 90's Trek mountain bike from a guy for 65 dollars. I have cleaned it up a lot. It still has some issues like I need to replace my cables because it does not always shift clean. None of the little issues stop me from riding. My commute is around 7 miles each way. My ride is both pavement as well as dirt roads. I know that I drive my wife a little nuts because I am really into my bike. I have time to do this kind of thing now that my Daughters are both in collage. I look forward to learning much more about my new hobby from your site.