Hi there! New to the sport began at the start of the year completed my first Rookie Tri in Kerrville,TX last month. Had a great time! My partner and I are doing it together. I sought out a coach on TP and she’s fantastic! I’ve mountain bike raced kn the past entry level. But the need for a spinal fusion took me away from cycling. I’m 2yrs post Op now and really enjoying being able to train relatively free of pain. I joined the forum just to have people to exchange questions and answers with and to encourage other in their adventures.