Greetings from Aruba!
Hi everyone. I have been reading the forums for quite some time now and finally had a chance to sign up. Lots of good info, motivation and experience in here. Great stuff.
About me and cycling: I started young, BMX and bikes we'd put together. I did triathlons from 15 till 19 and then stopped. After that I started skateboarding and surfing more but picked up cycling again a few years ago. Started with MTB but I realized I really love the road. So you can find me on the blacktop at least 3 times a week. Loving it.
I ride a Renault endurance which is basically a cyclocross type bike, which I converted in a road/tri bike. By removing the front shocks and replacing it with a carbon fork, changed the stem, handlebars and adding an aerobar, brakes and shifters. It's a solid ride, and not too expensive.
The greatest thing I like about riding is what I see around me. I get a view unlike with any other vehicle and get to places I haven't been before. I'm in traffic. Meet people I haven't met. The physical part of it, workout, but combined with speed, control and balance is just great. I love it.
But I guess you guys must feel the same. Bless. I added a pic of my bike.