A month later than 2015, I started my current training season on 3 February following one of the worst flu-bugs I've had in recent years, a total of 9 days with flu symptoms. Another significant challenge at that time was retraining my body to perform at altitude, 5000-7500 ft above sea-level in Fort Collins. The previous four months were all spent at / near sea-level in Hamburg, Germany. After about a month I was feeling much better on familiar roads in Larimer County; within two months I was even better and already looking forward to my spring race calendar. With four races behind me there are many stories to tell ... including another 1st place finish, age 40-49, at the Full Growler in Gunnison, Colorado on 29 May. Stay tuned and I'll provide many more details soon. In the meantime, ride on ... and always remember to have fun!