Hello, my name is Chris R. from Baraboo, WI. I just turned 43 and have enjoyed a bit of a comeback in cycling the last 3 years after a 12 year layoff. I got back into cycling because a couple of friends were riding regularly with a local club, the Baraboo Sharks.
Most of the members are around my age and despite the gray hairs are very fit and some race at a very competative level in a non-licensed 25 race series here in WI called Wisport. I'm usually a second or third pack guy but I have fun.
I also ride my mountain bike occasionally and have ridden the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 race the last 2 years. It's the largest mountain bike race in N. America and leaves me half dead but I will do it again if my name gets picked (3,500 entrants for 2500 spots). Right now I'm having a terrible off-season. I'm about 20lbs over my race weight and my asthma is a pain despite numerous meds. Oh well, I'm sure things will get better.
My current bikes are: Specialized Allez road w/mostly Ultegra stuff and K2 Zed X mountain w/stock everything(mostly LX). Thanks for any future help and conversation.