Glad to join this group - I need all the help I can get! I come from a running background (forever) and started triathlons about 4 years ago on my trusty 20-year old 10-speed (with mudguards; I think i took off the carrier ;-)) and qualified for Worlds! So that hooked me. Besides, a little less wear and tear on the old joints on the bike and the swim...except for the few falls on the shoulders when I decided to get clip-ins. So this year I am training really hard because, well, you never get any younger do you! And it's all down hill from where I'm looking. I do Olympic distance duathlons and triathlons. I signed up to do a Half IM this year, just because.... I think it's because I have this death wish, I mean, Death Race I was thinking of doing so why not try a longer triathlon first? It's in Lake Steven's WA - looks like a great course. (I notice that one of the moderators lives nearby...). Anyway, greetings all. Happy cycling.