I've been riding seriously since 1971 when I joined the Berkeley Wheelmen and learned training ride etiquette. Moved to Vancouver, Canada the next year and learned how to ride the track, coached by a former pro 6-day rider. Got to provincial team level in bike racing as a Cat 2, but was more successful after turning masters. I've won masters stage races in Mexico and Guatemala, done lots of racing all over North America, won track races in Trinidad, finished in the top 40 at Masters Road Worlds in St. Johan, bronze medal in points race at World Masters Track Ch. in Manchester, lots of 2nds in Canadian National Championships, both road and track.
Trek 5200 refitted with 10sp Campag stuff & Mavic Ksyrium for road races.
Dolan on the track, with 1970's Dura-Ace 36-spoke wheels tied & soldered for training, and Corima 4-spoke and disk for racing.
An old steel custom-built Cyclops (Mike Mulholland) with fixed gear (42x16) & Kestrel carbon fork for all-weather commuting and training.
An old, old (circa 1980) steel Kuwahara (Apollo) tandem refitted with 8 sp Campag drive train (including short-cage rear derailleur), 16-spoke Shamal front, 36-spoke Mavic CXP14 on Campag Record 8sp hub rear, original Sugino tandem cranks.
I also listen to operas and one of my life goals is to see performances in all the great opera houses of the world. So far I've got lots of operas at ROH, Covent Garden, plus a performance of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theater in Prague (where it was debuted in 1791).
Write me if you're also a cyclist interested in opera!