Started riding after my back surgery in 2010. My first ride was a 2 miler on May 5, 2010. Three months later I completed a century and a week later the Hotter'n Hell Hundred. The next year I dumped the entry level bikes and upgraded to race level bikes in both road and off road. Began getting serious about ultra cycling in 2014. Reached 44,318 miles in October 2017. Having more work done on my back October 24 and then my neck a couple weeks later. Getting older sucks! But I will be back in 8-10 weeks.