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    I'll be home in an hour. Aerow's Avatar
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    Yo

    Hello all. I have been cycling for a little over a year now. I got into it when I challenged myself to get in shape enough to do a triathlon last year... I ended up doing two: a sprint distance and an olympic distance tri.

    You see, I am a Computer Application Architect that spends most of his time sitting behind a computer with coffee mug and a pop-tart. After several years of that, I began to notice my girth increasing and my energy level dropping. When I got home from work, I had no energy to play with my two sons (7 & 3.5) and help my wife around the house... something needed to change.

    The local YMCA was helping some, but otherwise I was bored with my workouts. Then entered the triathlon challenge. The sprint distance intrigued me, since it seemed very do-able for me. I just needed a bike.

    A friend of mine who's web site I do (http://www.geocities.com/decyclesindiana) is a big cyclist and loaned (gave) me and old Peugeot steel framed bike. It was pretty old, but after some new tires and a tune up, it faithfully carried me hundreds of miles and through two races.

    I noticed over the past year and a half that cycling seems to be my sport of the three (swim, bike, run) and I can usually average 21mph without much trouble. This year I ran across a deal on a new '01 Giant TCR2 at one of the local bike shops and bought it for a great price. It is a fast bike with an aluminum frame, carbon fork, carbon seat post, Mavic wheels and Shimano 105 components. I am very happy with it and the price was unbeleivable!

    So now I'm struggling with what to do with the cycling thing. I'm curious about bike teams and where I can go to perhaps hone in on this sport. Even the whole family is getting into it. We all go for bike rides whenever we can.

    Anyhow, it's nice to meet you all, and I hope to have something to add to the forums very soon.

    Aerow

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    Hey Aerow, wanted to say congrats on the 2 tri's last year. I too found myself sitting at my desk too much over the last couple of years. I've lost about 45 pounds since I regained my passion for cycling again. I haven't done any tri's yet, my swim sucks! My next big hurdle is commuting to work. I keep putting it off and putting it off. I figure when I do, I'll drop another 10-15 pounds in no time!

    BTW, Welcome to the Forums!

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    Thanks, a2psyklnut!

    I'm getting ready to do my next sprint distance race on June 1. Then I will do another oly on June 23. I've really gotten into this stuff. Even my family is getting into it. My wife teaches swim lessons at the YMCA and is going to do the triathlon as part of a relay team. She will do the swim portion. My oldest son (7yrs) just joined the swim team and can swim like a fish! I got a bike seat for my youngest son (3.5yrs), and he likes to ride with daddy on training rides up the hills!

    This can get addicting!

    Cheers!

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    This year I ran across a deal on a new '01 Giant TCR2 at one of the local bike shops and bought it for a great price. It is a fast bike with an aluminum frame, carbon fork, carbon seat post, Mavic wheels and Shimano 105 components. I am very happy with it and the price was unbeleivable!
    sounds grrrreat hope i does ya proud, welcome to zi forums
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