10-15-07, 03:56 PM
Long time cyclist, first time poster. 39 year old male cyclist stationed in Ventura County So Cal with the Navy. I've been into cycling for most of my life but got serious at the age of 15. I’ve been mostly into racing, road, mountain and cyclocross. I moved up as far as Cat 1/2 and dabbled with my National team from Guam for a few years. Who by the way sent a team to Barcelona in 1992 and to which we at least beat the Swedish National in the Time Trial Team compitetion, (they crashed). We also sent a team to the Sidney Olympics and a few World Championships until the UCI put the clamp down on “developing teams” sending “anyone” to world events, so much for Esprit De Corp between different cycling entities. Anyhoo, I got burned out doing 200-500 mile weeks for so long, sold/gave away most of my bike stuff and picked up golfing in 2000. I currently carry a 3.8 handicap and weigh 40lbs more than I did when I raced. A buddy of mine a few months ago asked if I’d ever rode a bike a long way before, and if I’d be interested in riding a MS 150. I joined his team “Team Bloodhound”, for the MS 150 So Cal in Santa Barbara CA, and quickly built a structured training plan which included, a Prep, Base, Build and Peak time cycles, I bought $3,000.00 worth of bike and bike gear much to the dismay of my wife, and kept it in the garage untouched over the last 3 months. I’m a firm believer in the 1 week to peak training plan. I’m not going to race anymore because golfing is just so much more enjoyable for me, but I will start riding to get back into shape and maybe if I try hard enough I’ll be able to pour myself back into my Medium sized one piece tt suit again. See you all out there.