I am a new user, although I have been lurking for a couple of years.
I have been riding for close to 30 years, everything from loaded touring, Hut to Hut (Telluride to Moab), Century's, Double Century's, Multiday guided and unguided rides.
I used to live just down the hill from Montana de Oro State Park and be able to ride right out of my garage and into the hills. Now I load my bike up and drive to the hills to ride - haha.
I still ride regularly and hope to spend more time in the saddle after I get my knee replaced this month.