New to road biking, but not to bicycling. Raced BMX as a kid and mountain bikes in my 30s. Heard about the Monument to Monument (M2M) ride from a friend who did it last year and decided to buy an older, used road bike to see if I like it or not, and if so, start training for the M2M next September. Really appreciated all the great articles on bikegremlin.net as I was researching and eventually inspecting and test riding used bikes. Looking forward to being part of the community and continuing to utilize all the great resources here.