Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Bikes: State Jemson, Trek Madone 2.3
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Checking in from Indiana!
Hey bikeforums peoples. My name is Wil and I'm currently living in Terre Haute, IN.
I'm pretty new to road biking, but I've jumped in head-first after abandoning BMX after my knees couldn't take it anymore.
I'm 34 and I go to Indiana State for Envi Sci. I got into "adult" bikes a couple of months ago when I realized that I was getting a bit too chubby to keep up with the younger students on geology outings. I picked up a fixed-gear bike from Target (a total POS, but it was cheap) and I was hooked. I sold the junker and picked up a Jemson from State Bike Co., then a longtime friend of mine hooked me up with a job at his bike shop. I bought a Trek Madone 2.3 and I'm putting about 100 miles a week on it now... totally hooked!
Right now my main goals are just getting back into some sort of shape and maybe going out for the shop-sponsored team once I can hang with a group. My only racing-related goal right now is to enter and do well in the Bridge2Bridge fixed gear race in St. Louis next year.
I came to BF.net after hearing a couple of guys in the shop talking about racing as a "clydesdale". I wondered what that meant, so I utilized the power of Google, and this site was near the top of the results list. I'm 6-2, 220lb, so I qualify as a clyde and I'm excited that there's a pretty good scene of bigger guys out there on bikes.