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Virtualtraining Legends - Larry Tomie

"The snow was blowing through my window and on top of me. My wife came downstairs to see, took one look, shook her head and retreated..."

VirtualTraining Career is underway for almost 18 months and we are very excited to present you the most active users. A couple of them has achieved a "Legend" status. We will bring interviews with them in the closest time to share their stories and experience. Aside of that, this "VirtualTraining  Spotlight" section of our blog from now on is to be updated on a constant basis. So, everyone is given a chance to share his personal story (which we are impatiently awaiting to hear and broadcast) with the cycling community. 

We are so thrilled to have such enthusiastic users in our community who help us make VirtualTraining even better every day! The first one is Larry Tomie from Canada, Ontario. Let´s take a look at how he got through VirtualTraining Career to reach the legend status. 


Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Larry. So, what is your home country and town where you spent your childhood?

I was born and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.  A city of approximately 70,000, located on the border of the province of Ontario and the state of Michigan.


Please describe your story of getting acquainted with cycling and the first bike.

I fell in love with cycling in the early 1970's, when multi-speed bicycles became readily available in North America.  My first bike was a beautiful blue and white Raleigh Grand Prix.


And where are you based at the moment?

After working and living in Toronto for ten years, I was able to return to Sault Ste. Marie.