Hello from Deer Park, TX
My name is Bob and I am a long-time couch potato.
Seriously, I am 59 years old, in horrible shape, just diagnosed as BARELY over the line type 2 diabetic. I am already attacking my diet with other efforts but I know that I need to add some exercise to my life but with the current state of my knees anything with impact will probably discourage me. And THAT started me thinking..... heyyy... a bike!!!!!!
As I child I rode bikes from the time that I was about 6 (taught myself) until I got my driver's license and, again, while in college I rode. I never did any official "touring" but still made plenty of distance and did it all the time.
With that, here I am now looking to find recommendations, assistance, answers to a few questions.... as I try to figure out what type of bike to acquire, how to set it up, what maintenance I need to keep up with. A lot I will know but, I believe that we are always learning and I am NOT through learning yet.
I'm going to go read the FAQ and hope to run into some of you "down the road" as I fumble my way through the forums!!!!