I've been lurking here for awhile, made a few comments here and there, but thought I'd take the time for a proper intro. I found this forum researching a new bike purchase, and feel like I found a group of like minded people here in the Clyde/Athena crowd. I've lost 25+ lbs in about 2.5 months by changing my lifestyle, and reading your stories here has really been an encrougement. My goal is to get down to 210 or less (from 283).
I just bought my first road bike this past weekend, and am amazed at the difference it is compared to a MTB on the tarmac. I have ridden my MTB in about 4 years, so I'm really excited to get back into biking. My ultimate goal is to do Mt Mitchell in a couple of years, but right now I'm working on getting into better shape and improving my riding skills. Next year I plan on doing some of the organized rides in my area, but unfortunetly, alot of them are up in the Blue ridge Mtns. Guess I'll have to learn to like hills
Anyway, thanks to all the Clydes and Athenas for your encouragement to each other. I think this is a great place to hang out.
Joe in SC
BTW, if anybody rides here in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, let me know. I'd like to hook up with some fellow BF members to ride.