Co-owner of Footwise
Longest Ride: 86 miles
I have been an active athlete my entire life having played outdoor and indoor soccer, racquetball, skiing and running until I wore out my hips. In my late 50s I had surgery to have both hip joints replaced. Last year at age 66 I took up cycling as a replacement activity for racquetball and logged over 2500 miles according to Strava.
I really enjoy club riding and am a member of the Mid Valley Bike Club. Riding a Century is out on the frontier of what I hope to accomplish as a new rider - that challenge that I have been wondering if I am ready for. 2019 is the year I will reach for that goal.
In the community of riders I have found people who value their health and the benefits of challenging exercise. I have seen benefits in dropping a few pounds, reduced blood pressure and eliminating meds I am taking. And , at any age, what's not to like about riding a bike?
Peter Wendel's Blog Posts
My First Century