I am getting back on the bike again after being off for far too long.
I did competitive MTB racing (just sport class) for about 4 years and used road riding as my training when I couldn't get to a trail with little or no usage conflicts. Crowded trails are no fun, so why bother?
I am back on the road bike because
A) I need to lose some weight
B) I am going to to the California Coast Classic Arthritus Ride.
So I figured if I was going to raise $2800 for the Arthritus Foundation, I might as well be able to make good on my word and finish the ride.
I am going to train awhile on my old Univega with the elite RSX components on it, then probably step into an Alize with 105 or Ultegra.
My off road ride is a recently assembled K2 OZ frame with full XT and avid discs. a HUGE improvment over my ProFlex 855. It was an interesting experiance building my own MTB from parts. should make it a much more enjoyable ride knowing I did it myself.
Mtn View CA