Having recently jumped into road biking purely for the sake of road biking, I figured this would be the place to learn a thing or two. In the past, my biking was for the sole purpose of getting in shape for mountain climbing (Colorado 14ers, this year I climbed my 10th). This last season though, I actually enjoyed the riding, and not just looking at it as a means to an end.
I found myself this fall with a 13 year old Trek 5200 that was slowly self-converting to a single speed. I guess STI shifters donít last forever. I was able to replace it last week with a Bianchi 928. Wow, have bikes changed. The bike is so fast, I am not, I hope to change.
In the last year I found out that I have severe sleep apnea. In my attempts to control this, I have lost about 30 pounds. I figure I have about 20 left to go. If anyone else has had to deal with this, I would love to hear from you. I have looked into every possible medical treatment available and nothing works. Since insurance denied my request for surgery, Iím hoping the additional weight loss will help.
Why BisManDan? Well, I grew up in the great state of North Dakota. Someday I hope to move back. In the mean time, Iím working in Minnesota as a Financial Analyst for a large manufacturer.
Goals for next year would be to ride a century, and do a few local races for fun.
Thanks everyone. I look forward to our future conversations.
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
Welcome to the 'funhouse' BisManDan and road cycling as well. Wether it's wrenching, riding or, the just plain silliness of Foo I'm sure you'll find a wealth of opinions. Congrats on the weight loss, sorry to hear of your affectation, I've lost about 65# this summer from health problems too. ODAT.