It was in the early 1990’s when we started riding bikes, specifically for my husband’s health. His couch potato life style was literally killing him. We lived on the high plains in Texas, home to abundant sunshine (inexhaustible source of Vitamin D) and strong winds (great for developing strong cardio and calf muscles), which became a definite negative when the spring sandstorm season arrived. Even though there were ample ribbons of flat paved roads to ride, we opted to purchase mountain bikes, based on our doctor’s suggestion. We were embarking on a sport we knew absolutely nothing about.