I'm an old fat guy who still likes to ride. Started in 1976 with a 15-speed ItalVega. Columbus tubing (steel-alloy) mostly Campagnolo. Rode the SF Bay Area from Santa Clara up to Skyline then over to the coast and back either Santa Cruz or Pescadero. Didn't have cycling shoes or a helmet--just work boots (for the stiff sole) and a canteen. Now I ride a Trek Madone 5.9 (2004) around the Fresno area. I need all the help I can get. Love to talk bicycling but I'm one of those old goobers who can't ride worth a darn but still love the culture. Ride hard, boys! I'll see you at the end of the ride.