This forum has been pretty quiet, a little too quiet. To get things rolling, I'll go ahead and introduce myself. My name is Josh Tack, and I'm an employee here at Adventure Cycling Association. Growing up in Iowa, I caught the cycling bug about 15 years ago when I toured across Iowa on my first RAGBRAI, and haven't looked back. To this day I'm still touring, but have also taken on road, mountain, and cyclocross racing, and have ridden my bike for science on numerous occasions (muscle biopsies aren't as bad as they sound!). My current fleet consists of the following:
Surly Long Haul Trucker
Felt F3 SL
Cannondale F1 Caffeine
Ross Euro Tour cruiser bike
I would love to see this discussion group become more active, so feel free to introduce yourself and start some new topics relevant to the Midwest.