Hello Everyone. I have been skulking about this forum for a long time, to timid to post, but enjoying the conversations at a distance anyway. I am pretty much an every-other-day solo ss'er except when I can drag my neighbor on the trails with me. I also work hard to get my family biking. My kids were riding without training wheels at age 3 1/2 and 4 and now at 7 and 9 they have done so long rides including the last two Chilly Hilly rides. My wife is is supportive of my hobby as long as I don't spend too much too quickly and my latest need is a Cannondale Capo. My off road machine is a Giant Two2One, fully rigid which I ride in the rain and in the dark. Currently I am rehabing a torn left calf muscle, which I sustained on my first cyclocross race in Bellingham three weeks ago. The injury leaves me depressed and wanting to buy stuff. Oh and I am on the 39 end of 38, 6'4", married with two children a cat and two dogs and I have a hammer toe.