I started riding again in July 2003. My first bike was a Schwinn bought at Wal-Mart. In August 2003, I purchased my Cannondale, on which I have ridden about half of my total miles. In 2008 I purchased a custom built Bike Friday New World Tourist which I use for commuting and loaded touring. My general load, even around town, is about 25-30 pounds of stuff, fully loaded up to 85 pounds of gear.
Description: Gloss Black R600 with CAAD5 frame, Shimano 105 rear derailleur, Tiagra front derailleur, Shimano 105 brake set, Cannondale PX crankset, Dura Ace bar end shifters, Brooks B17 Standard saddle, Continental Grand Prix 4000sII tires, Look Keo Easy pedals, and Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels.