I haven't really been around for a few years. Most of the members names are new to me. I entered my first build off in 2008, actually two in 2008 (Kids Bike Build Off). I was an "old" man back then, and guess what, I haven't got any younger! A few years ago I lost my desire to build (anything). I got rid of just about anything bike related, except our Electra 21D's. I'm not as healthy as I was 10 years ago. Chronic problems have kept me off a bike for a while (can't sit comfortably for very long, plus AFIB, titanium knees etc.). So my wife and I started using Kickbikes (scooters) to get around for walks or nice easy rides on rail trails, a lot slower than bikes, but beats the crap out of walking. We stop for sandwiches, or coffee. We take pictures of trees, flowers, birds. Sometimes we sit on a bench and watch people ride by (OMG what happened to me!) Well I'm still KICKING (literally). I told my wife I wanted to build something. I wanted to enter a build off, bring back the "good ole days", like being the kid I was in my 50's! She was thrilled! She knows I don't even have a spare tube anymore! So I'm going to enter a "bike" that will eventually end up as a scoot. I've tried this here a few years ago, just lost interest. Not this time! I gots some new meds (not for my head, for my heart)! So if you don't mind an old guy, on a pension, and social security, who may have to take time out to play BINGO...count me in!