Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Paarl, South Africa
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Hi from Paarl, South Africa
Real name is Christo: DBA by day, dad and hubby after hours, 38 year old from Paarl in South Africa - it's in the Cape Winelands.
Started cycling at the end of 04 when I wrecked my knee playing squash. Got pulled into cycling by a friend and got myself a mtb - we have some real nice places to go offroad around here. Just had a lot of fun on it, nothing serious. About 2 years later, just before my daughter was born, my friend was out of cycling alltogether and I started contemplating -and got- a roadbike. Both bikes are Fuji's, the mtb an 04 Suncrest and the road is a 06 Roubaix Pro.
With the roadbike I started off with a bang, which obviously waned after my daughter pitched and by the middle of last year I told my wife I was going nowhere and just frustrating myself riding once a month or so. So I became a member of a cycling assosiation and started doing funrides justabout a year ago and found it to improve my motivation immensely. Now I'm even miserable if a weekend passed where I could not get on one of the bikes and with spring coming and more light available, rides after work will again start to happen, even riding home from work (which is in Stellenbosch - just a nice 50k ride).
My biggest regret is that I did not "find" cycling as a sport earlier. I tend to be a bit of the silent type, so getting out on my bike, enjoying the ride, enjoying nature and the odd chat and joke if we're in group - perfect!
Glad to have come across this forum and hope we'll have some fun here!