I'm from Western New York, between Buffalo and Rochester. I was a pretty good runner for over 20 yrs when I suddenly developed a problem with my Achilles tendons. The treatment was surgical with no strong guarantee for success plus a very long recovery period. I took up road cycling because I'm a cardio junkie and i've really enjoyed it. This area is heaven for recreational athletics. Zwift has been a God-send for my winter road cycling training, which was very sporadic in the past (Sufferfest, Paincave).