I'm from sunny San Diego and have been riding since 2000. Mostly competing in triathlons, however, currently training for a century bike ride. I have not ridden a bike since my last race in 2005 (Ironman Florida). Used to ride a QR triathlon specific bike, but it is terrible in climbing hills due to the short cockpit. Transitioned over to a Specialized M4 S Works bike 2000 model and loving it. Joined this forum to learn some new things about cycling and also share some knowledge I do have about cycling.