Not to take up bandwidth I have a link since I have not done anything since I posted this here it the time trial bike thread. viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14214&p=1273273#p1273273
Now the story behind it.
I'm a soon to be 60 year old athlete. I was a competitive runner, mutlisport athlete and for over 9 years just on the bike. Age has not slown me down at all. Coming from a running background and multi sport the time trial was my sport for racing of choice. After competing in one form or another for over 43 years I was getting serious burnt out. So I quite time trailing and sold my Scott Plasma 2 2 years ago but the passion to train hard lives on.
So what changed? Very simple. I have stage three troat cancer. I was not a smoker or serious drinker in my past. So why a person that lives a very healthy lifestyle? It turns out long before I was married, over 35 years ago, I was in contact with a women who had HPV. 80% of those that are sexually active get HPV. For most their immune system will kill the virus in about two years. Then there are the few that it goes dormant in their bodies and can pop up as a cancer decades after the initial contact. This virus could have been in my body over 40 years. This was confirmed by testing. The good news is this very curable. I'm only one week into a 7 week chemotherapy and radiation itreatment program but I will beat this since I am very competitive and I play to win always. My family, friends and co workers have been total awesome thru this whole thing. While I won't say I would ever want to go thru this again it's been a very positive experience breathing new life into me everywhere including wanting to race after I get over this bump.
So the Blue is a post cancer present to my self to come back and enjoy all that life has to offer. My wif, my daughters, my grandchildren an yes, time trailing.
As I put my training wheels and dress her with race wheels and dial it to perfection to me I will post pictures here. This of course includes what I do to the Blue as the weight Weenie bugs bites me too!
PS me in my my radiation treatment mask.