Got a bike to get fit in 2009 (Tricross). Entered 2011 Etape Caledonia to motivate myself after not really riding the bike. Trained from February and completed 130km in 4.5 hours on an Allez I was given by a guy who showed me the rules. Now I'm on the road to rule compliance and watch every RR I can find although I've ALWAYS been fascinated by the Tour. Bike handling skills from BMX racing and halfpipe action which also claimed my two front teeth.