Hi all, I am from Rochester, NY, and have owned a handcycle since 2003. I started out with a seven-speed, but now I have a 24-speed that I guess you could call a racing bike (I don't race.) For any other handcyclers out there, it's a Top End Excelerator XLT. I didn't ride it for a while because I thought the hills around our house were too much to handle, but I've "rediscovered" the bike this year and I am having a blast! Glad to be here!