I have been a "silent" WW on this site for nearly a year and thought it about time I come out of the shadows and introduce myself.
I had a long hiatus from cycling for the best part of 20 years. I had the cycling bug all the way through Uni. When I finished my studies I had to do all those grown up things like get a career, marriage, travel, mortgage, kids, family life
........and cycling got lost amongst this hectic life. Mind you I wouldn't change anything as I have a beautiful partner and two great kids, 3.5 yrs and 1 yr old.
I slowly got back into cycling about 18months ago initially through mountain biking and about a year ago, road cycling. I must admit the bug bit pretty quickly again and was loving the little time I had on the bikes. I was slowly getting back into it and in the last 4 weeks the gods have conspired against me.........firstly I got taken out by a car (on my mtb).
Nothing major....just a broken collar bone and a few cuts and bruises. Surgery and a little TLC from the missus and I am on the mend. Amongst all of this I have been relocated from Melbourne to Canberra to start a new job. I fear that my cycling will take another bit of a back seat as I get established in my new job and a new city. From the little I have seen of Canberra it looks like a great cycling city so I will make an effort to get out and enjoy my bike.
Speaking of which let me introduce you to my 'other' baby...my Guerciotti Comete. Carbon fibre using Deda's Black Soul tubing and Aluminium lugs. At 7.17 Kg (as seen in the pictures) she is not exactly a WW by the standards in this forum, but at least I did get a lot of inspiration for the build from this site and there are a number of WW parts to the bike. The frame & fork is not a real WW, they both come in at 1.89 Kg including the headset, cable guides & cage bolts. Why buy such a "heavy" frameset? Well it was a purchase from the heart as it was love at first site! Also, I haven't seen another on the roads yet. I have often thought about spending money to further reduce weight e.g.
wheels, cranks, seat, forks..... but I have decided that the biggest bang for the buck in weight reduction will come from buying a new sub 1 Kg frame.....maybe in a year or so
Anyway, nice to finally meet you all.