I'm a born-again cyclist from Colorado. Sold my motorcycles to deal with the fallout from the recession, and bought a bike. It was more fun than I thought possible. I am a recreational cyclist, not a hair-afire evangelist. I do 2-3 20-30 mile rides per week, gradually increasing distance and frequency. I ride a Kona phd with a Brooks saddle ( I'm 230 lbs. so no break-in necessary), a rack, and a stem extension so my hands are at a** level to keep them from going numb (in addition to fatandslow, I'm also old, or at least feel it). Used to ride alot when I was younger, although never competitively, but got away from it as time got squeezed by life. Now I'm funemployed and have nothing but time.