I started out in my mid-teens on Trials Motorcycles and pretty much wrecked my body. Turned to road bicycles as a way to help rebuild (it worked) and then just kept riding. Commuted to work by bike (12-17 miles) for over ten years racking up 30,000 miles and just kept riding. Now ridden over 65,000 road miles in three countries and another 2K on gravel trails on supported trips.
One of the Carlos' on here is a similar rider to you: He lives in the Great Smokey Mountains and works in a bike shop (and also drives a Spyder) and we have a number of active bikers on here, both road and trail. BTW, my trail bike is a mid-1990's Trek 950, while my road bike is a Trek Madone 5.2 - I love it. My last road bike was a 1980 Takara Professional (I tend to keep them for a long time).
Welcome to the Multi-Verse Madness!