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I am checking in.
Tom from Austin, TX (Most people don't have a clue where Round Rock is, but close to Austin).
Life long avid cyclist. The first touring bike was my 1983 Specialized Expedition. My son kept it original and still rides it, so it and my Kirtland Boulder Colorado Panniers say "old school" cyclist.
In my 20's I had some odd medical issues, my doc thought I was too young for Parkinson's back then and told me to keep on cycling. So I did. Long distant rides all over the Sierra Nevada's (little hills to warm up),
later traveled to New Zealand, Ireland, Europe. I ended up getting a job in Germany, so I was there for five years, giving me more time to cycle and raise a family. Along the way Doc's figured out I was old enough
and symptoms gradually worse, and responded to Medication, so Dx of Parkinson's. I had bilateral brain surgery (Deep Brain Stimulation) three years ago. Learned to run last year. The catch was I could ride my bike as a 'fixie' I'd select the best gear, so I never had to take my hands off the handlebars to shift, just ride.
Mountain Bike hand a hand grip shifter, so that helped. Still, when riding, I had put my foot down and slipped. Feel over into the grass as a light, not my finest hour. Worse was a local police officer had seen this and pulled alongside to ask if I had been drinking. Sigh. No Officier, life with Parkinson's.
My wife got me a shirt with "Why I train" swim-bike-run no zombies.
So out doing Sprint Triathalons, only one who is on three wheels!
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