I am new to the forum and also started a BLOG today. My new blog is http://mikedmanthey.blogspot.com/. You can watch my blog daily to get updates on my progress to becoming a professional mountain biker this year. I will have my daily training schedule as well as diet and nutrition facts on the blog. I am 32 years old and have been riding since 2001. I started training seriously a little less than 2 years ago. Last winter was the first winter where I did not get fat and have my knees hit my stomach for the first couple of months in Spring.