... but really "Jen". I was referred to this forum from someone on TeamEstrogen, and so far it looks really like a great place to hang out. I live up at 2000 ft elevation, and drop 1000 ft roughly 3 miles out from my house, so, add to that middle age and a bit o' too much weight ... hence SLOW Rider. I tend to like to put stuff in my panniers as I stop to smell roses at those fine Mountain Vista Spots (or make coffee, have a little picnic, knit a few rows, clip some plants to propogate, or just breath... ). I live in the mountains north of the bay, in California. Any neighbors here? Just for novelty's sake, I really prefer to ride solo anyway. I don't care to 'train' for anything in particular, any more, and I'm trying to rediscover what about cycling I use to love so much years ago (before I trained everytime I got in the saddle). It's been some time now since I got in the saddle on a regular basis, and well, I'm hoping to find just the right cameraderie here. I"ve had some miserable experiences on some other bicycle forums, (not TeamEst)... so I'm a little cautious and gun-shy at first.