Howdy from Coronado
Howdy to all. No, not that EMerckx..... actually not my real name at all, but I couldn't use my real name in registration so...... anyway, my friends call me Jim. I wished they would call me "Slim" but that's another story!
I am getting back into riding after a long lapse due to injury. 20 years ago I was an up and coming age group triathlete, but plantar fasciitis that proved to be very persistent eventually forced me to give it up. Now, that seems to be in remission and I am in the process of refurbishing my beloved Eddy Merckx bike that I have owned for 15 years or more, and even started jogging slowly again, nearly 100 lbs heavier and 20 years older. The bike came with a mix of Campy and Shimano stuff, and when I am done it will be all Campy Super Record as befits a frame of its heritage.
A lot has changed since I was last into cycling, and a lot of what hasn't changed is different than I remember. So, I hope to find answers to some of the mysteries of cycling here and share what I know....