New from Belgium
I was asked to introduce myself, so here's me in a few words.
My name is Werner, wekke for 90% of the people I know. I live in Belgium (Mechelen, next to Brussels) and I'm 34 years old. I earn my money with working at Plantyn, the biggest educational publisher in Belgium. Online marketing is my domain.
Became an active cycling fan about 7 years ago when I was recovering from knee surgery. Before I was only passively interested in cycling with the 'Ronde van Vlaanderen' and the 'tour de france' as the highlights of the cycling season. The last 2 years I've cut back the hours spent to football (ok, soccer for the most of you). Since then it's been cycling and duathlon for me. I'm small and a lightweight so it will not be a surprise that my favourite tracks are to be found in the Belgian hills (Liege-Bastogne-Liege) and the mountains (Alps, Pyrenees, Vogezen, ...).
Why I started following this forum? Next year I'll visit my friends in New York/New jersey for 5 weeks. Besides from the classic tourist stuff I would also like to do some cycling and maybe be a new bike (a lot cheaper in the US, e.g a Cannondale super six 3 costs 3000 $ in the USA and 4500 $ in Belgium). I hope to find some advice about nice cycling tracks and bike stores on this forum.