With so much to unpack still and organize, it feels comforting that I can finally make my own coffee (took awhile to find all the needed stuff) and explore all my pressing needs on the Internet (ie cycling sites and blogs). Funny, I felt like my move was sponsored by Trek with all the marked boxes we used from the shop.
Now as I finally get back on the bike, I hope to regain some fitness in a respectable amount of time. My workload at the properties is decreasing, so my ride time should increase. Looking not to embarrass myself, I will be skipping my 3rd planned MN series race this weekend. Looking forward to toeing a start line soon though.
I was raised in the "hood", self-taught to survive on scraps of old inner tubes and changing bike tires with my teeth. Life is a struggle for me not to be another statistic that so many become after being raised in a caucasion middle class family. I now am a husband, bike mechanic, land lord, stay at home dad, and wannabe mountain bike racer.