I have trolled through the index and googled and couldn't find a thread about cycling. Now I know that there is one in the Fluff section, but I thought that a local one might be handy for those who use the pushie to keep fit and be able to ride the motor variety better/harder So why do you do it? Do you compete in anything? and what do you ride? To start it off, I do a bit socially and compete in the bike leg of the local triathlon http://www.hellofthewest.com/ it is longer than the standard olympic distance, with a 2km swim, 80km bike & 20km run I have only been riding a few years, and bought a fairly basic bike to see whether I like it or not, managed to pick up a 2007 Le Monds Tourmalet (the red one ) for a steal - 105 gears, Carbon Bontrager forks, aero bars, seat post etc. For a budget bike it is really nice to ride. Mostly I ride to keep fit and it is a little more social than riding the Katoom. Those of you nuts enough to ride down-hill MB.....chirp up too, after having a go at Mammoth in the states this year for the first time on a MB since I was a kid.......you guys are nuts :eek1 But jeezus it was good fun What about the rest of you?