I got back into riding last year after visiting Europe and feeling like, well, a fat American.
The better part of two seasons later, and I'm down about four notches on the belt. I'm primarily a road rider, and enjoy daily riding in some of the best cycling country in the world - the un-glaciated areas west of Madison, WI.
There are days I struggle with just how hard I have to work to keep improving.
My riding partner is my wife, and she is a brutally fast ex-racer who enjoys kicking butts. Mine in particular.