Back in the 80’s, I was an in shape, competitive junior racer riding my trusty steel framed Team Miyata in races all over the northeast. Clad in my ancient, hand me down, scratchy wool Century Road Club jersey, I flew up the hills and rocketed down the rural roads while training in western NJ. Fast forward 28 years; I’m now an old chubby guy in a brand new “retro” Team 7-11 jersey, riding a fancy Carbon Fiber Wilier. I no longer fly or rocket, instead I slowly plod my way around the roads and greenways of Raleigh, NC. I have become what I snickered at when I was younger hip racer…………. A FRED!!!
However, I am determined to come back from the years of laziness, bad diet and sitting at a desk all day. Starting in June 2013, I bought a bike, and started my mission to get back into shape for my wife and son. Feel free to follow me and I will do the same, I am also always looking for new folks to ride with (weekends). I currently can average about a 17-18mph pace and looking to improve that, even if it means getting dropped a few times.