Its my 2nd bike (last one got stolen from the garage!). Its a red Orbea, sorry not sure about much more than that! I'm not very technical. Oh yes, I had the wheels changed on my boyfriend's advice, so I have Eastons - managed to buckle one after one ride by falling off my bike!!! I'm not normally that dangerous to ride with - honest.
I started road cycling about 2007 as my partner suggested we do a cycle over the Pyrennees. I was dubious about my ability to do it, but loved it and have since done quite a bit of touring on holidays in Europe. I joined a cycling club (very relaxed) in the UK called Velo Bread and Bitter who are a great bunch to cycle with and their HQ is at a pub, so rides always ended and started there. It was great because there were a growing number of women joining us.
I've now moved to Sydney and am looking for either a club to join or some people to cycle with regularly.