I just wanted to introduce myself to this group. I am a real Clydesdale ...
My history with cycling is mixed. I was a very experienced and fit rider/tri-athlete up until about 10 years ago. Long story short, oh my what a difference 10 years makes ....
My most recent visit to my doctor resulted in a rather stern warning, change my ways or I am headed to a miserable, low-quality of life, and shortened retirement. Obese, skyrocketing blood pressure, pre-diabetic, etc.
I hope that by engaging myself in this community, I can stay motivated to ride, eat right, and maybe even help someone out once in awhile.
I love bikes, they're beautiful machines. I have 3 + 2 halves. I am a pretty good mechanic too and have built most of my bikes from the frame up. Here is what I have:
-Leader 717 Road Bike; too special for me to ride at my current weight
-Kestral Carbon MTB; way too special for me to ride at my current weight
-MotoBecane Fantom Cross; Great beater and bullet-proof. I will be riding this one the most
-Bridgestone RB-1 Frame: one of the best steel frames ever mass produced. Don't know what I'll do with it.
-Nashbar Touring Frame: I'm going to build this up as a bullet-proof commuter and hope to actually ride to work some!
Tom-I already looked at your stuff. Pretty inspirational stuff; thanks for sharing.