I am new to the Sufferland but I think I found a place where I belong.
First of all I started the quest of being over 40, a year ago and have a lovely family with 2 little kids.
From what I ve seen this seems to be a common ground for many Sufferlandrians.
And as for many it is not easy to fit in proper suffering in a busy schedule. About 12 years ago I was overweight (+30kg) and couldn’t be unfitter…I started with some indoor riding on an simple Ergometer for about 4 years which helped me to shred most of my unnecessary kgs. Then I found a big passion in running until 2020 when covid started…my training slot was at lunchbreak in the office…since then this slot has vanished…luckily end of 2019 I invested in my first road bike ever and with that in a tacx vortex (upgraded after about 2000km to a Flux S) to have some additional sport possibilities in the evening when the family is in bed.
And it turned out this was one of the best investments I ever did, this is now my main sport setup since March this year. It is easy and fast to go to the cellar and fit in a 1 hour session.
Starting with Zwift, Rouvy, Fulgaz…etc my main one was Zwift for months. I use an Apple tv as this is such a great and simple way and it just works!
SUF wasn’t part of it obviously, I didn’t want to bother with a PC etc while training.
Now after all those months I started to get bored with Zwift, pretty much all route bages are in the collection and there is simply nothing new. Training time went down until I signed up 3 weeks ago for the SUF trial. I figured the mirroring option with the apple tv to my big screen works actually pretty well.
And for SUF, what should I say, its challenging but what makes it so wonderful is the humour! It always makes me chuckle, even if I m in real pain and this actually keeps me going in the workouts! Simply love it.
I started to read the forum and it seems there are only great people here, no stupid comments as usually in Forums, no comparison of who is better than the other one…simply people enjoying the sport and platform and respecting each other!
Thats why I m here and I think it has been more than 10 years since I last posted something in a forum.
Sorry for that long introduction but SUF and you guys got me excited
I hope the shop opens soon, I need some gear and posters!
Cu you on the battlefields of Sufferlandria!