Hello to all, I'm new to your forum, as well as to road bikes. I'm certain I'll need help/advice along the way, and for that I thank you all in advance. I'm a lower leg amputee with lofty goals. I raced the Sea Otter Classic MTB XC cat 3 just seven months after losing my leg, the result was an embarrassing DNF next to my name. The few months of training were not enough to overcome the three years of muscle atrophy. I've vowed the dreaded DNF will never appear next to my name again, at least not do to lack of preparation. As I move into a new discipline of cycling, perhaps, with your combined knowledge, I will have fewer unproductive results. Thanks!