I love it. It is a sport with lots of friendships and camaraderie.
If you want to information on Endurance as good place to start is Endurance.Net
. There are many articles and loads of information.
You can also go to www.aerc.org
for all the rules, regulations and other information necessary to getting started.
Perhaps you have a local group or chapter in your area so you can find a mentor. AERC has a mentor program and even though I live in Europe, my mentor is in the Pacific Northwest. This person has been very helpful on everything from getting started, choosing equipment, Heart Rate Monitors, feeding, training and recovery issues and just general anything that crosses my mind. After many months of training, our 1st ride is in 8 days....30K in the Alps between Switzerland and France!
Good luck....ride long and prosper!