Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Stafford, United Kingdom
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Hi from Stafford, United Kingdom
Richard Nicholls (aka Zippy) from Stafford in the middle of the United Kingdom here.
Er.....where do I start, how about the begining. OK, I took up this great sport seriously in 92 and tried some MTB racing.....did rubbish at that so I bought myself a road bike in 95 to get fitter.
Well, I loved the road bike so much that I eventually gave up the MTB'ing. Not before I had a superb holiday with a good friend who lives in Colorado about 40 or so miles from Denver. He took me on some fantastic MTB rides but the road won.....
I did about 3 seasons of Time Trialing and did quite well at that, then came road racing and I was OK at that as well. But the old 4 letter word (WORK
) became more important and racing took a side line. I still compete against myself and I ride between 30 and 40 miles every other day. Maybe racing will come again......who knows!
I have spent the best part of £20,000 over the years on bikes and bits and I now ride a Colnago Master X-lite.......it's a lovely ride and I don't see myself changing it in the near future.
Nice to meet you all, look forward to posting here.