Been a cyclist for about 15 years after a knee injury. Started on what you might call a mountain bike but saw a friends Fuji road bike and was impressed with the efficiency of the machine. Bought my first Cannondale R500 10 years ago and been going ever since. I'm a 53 year old mechanical engineer and believe it or not an ex heavyweight wrestler so I've "Flattened" a few bearings in my day. Also have split a few helmets but find a the open road on a bright morning intoxicating. The 3x2 refers to the carburetors on my '69 Corvette.