Forgive me for listing my bicycles as if they were good friends, but each and every single bicycle is a separate story. Sometimes funny, often moving. Every bike is a result of my work, perseverance or obstinacy to fulfil my childhood dreams and “adult” fixation with sport. I have never abandoned them! A bicycle trip a dozen or so days after my lung resection procedure enabled me to believe that I would live normally. The IRONMAN distance triathlon was the crowning of my hopes and passions. The ending (?) of this story where my friends have donated a bicycle with the inscription “Always look on the bright side of life” for the benefit of participating in charity races will always be extraordinary and beautiful to me.

Thank you!