I've been riding since 1984 and have had numerous bikes. I have built quite a few, but at this stage of the game I'm trying to be as comfortable as I can so my ride is a CF Motobecane Century Pro 30 speed of which I have made several comfort modifications. I also have a Santana tandem that my wife will ride with me once in a while. I recently moved from So. Calif. (bike heaven) to East Texas (Bike hell), not as far as scenery goes but dangerous roads, no shoulders and most not maintained very well. I haven't found any riding partners yet so its a little lonely at the moment. I would like to find someone who knows the area and direct me to the best places to ride.