I am a rider that started riding last year I origionally got into riding my bikes to get my mind off of the pain that is in my life on and off. Well now I have purchased a new Trek 1000 and I have upgraded some of the componets. I not only ride as a person trying to out run pain but also as a racer now. I am very fast and the bicycle is very fast. I still love being on the bike to get my mind off of the other things in my life but I also am a racer. I belong to a Team. My coach enjoys me and I ride hard.