Hi from CT. I've posted a few times here already but decided it's sort of a duty to post here, else I'd just be a mystery poster.
I'm an avid road cyclist, 2007 will be my 25th year racing, been a Cat 3 for 22 of those years, can't climb or TT, don't remember the last time I finished a road race in the field.
I love crits, sprints, speed.
I don't like attitudes, Cat 3's who take racing too seriously (or 4's or 5's for that matter), and riders who can't take responsibility for their actions.
I promote races, help others promote races, and am involved in the local association here (which operates under USA Cycling).
I also worked in bike shops for 15 years, did what most shop mechanics do, built wheels, overhauled a lot of bearing things, and fitted all levels of riders. (I work in IT now).
I used to mountain bike a lot but don't anymore. I recently rediscovered tandems. I've always wanted to be able to do BMX flatland stuff (but I can't).
It's hard for me not to chip in my two cents when someone has a question for which I think I have an answer. I often feel I have an answer because I've had to deal with the same problem in the past and it feels good to share my solution. If I can help someone out, I will.
On other forums I've offered free parts to those who seem to need them. I have some parts sitting around and I'd much rather have someone else use them than throw them in the recycling bin. So if I offer some parts for the cost of shipping, it's not a scam.
This forum is thriving and has a lot of positive energy. I hope I can contribute to this.