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    Thank You All!

    I want to thank everyone that posts in this group. I starting cycling again about 4 months ago, and I have found from reading this group a wealth of information, advice, and encouragement.

    I am 46 years old and started out at about 410 pounds 4 months ago, down to 375 now.
    My bike is a new Trek Navigator 2.0. I ride about 500 miles per month. I've had to replace the stock rear rim with a Sun Mammoth Fat with DT spokes, the suspension seat post with a strait type, the pedals, and the stock Bontrager comfort saddle with a Specialized Milano. What a difference the new saddle makes! I chose the Milano after reading about them here and learning that bigger and thicker is not always better. With the Milano saddle I can feel it supporting my sit bones correctly, and pedaling feels more natural now. My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.

    I'm looking forward to losing about another 150 pounds and moving to a road type bike.

    Jake

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    Congrats on loss and motivation Keep up the good work.

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    well done dude - looking forward to seeing your next bike
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    Congrats and well done, 35 Pounds loss so far good stuff

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    Way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakereed View Post
    I want to thank everyone that posts in this group. I starting cycling again about 4 months ago, and I have found from reading this group a wealth of information, advice, and encouragement.

    I am 46 years old and started out at about 410 pounds 4 months ago, down to 375 now.
    My bike is a new Trek Navigator 2.0. I ride about 500 miles per month. I've had to replace the stock rear rim with a Sun Mammoth Fat with DT spokes, the suspension seat post with a strait type, the pedals, and the stock Bontrager comfort saddle with a Specialized Milano. What a difference the new saddle makes! I chose the Milano after reading about them here and learning that bigger and thicker is not always better. With the Milano saddle I can feel it supporting my sit bones correctly, and pedaling feels more natural now. My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.

    I'm looking forward to losing about another 150 pounds and moving to a road type bike.

    Jake
    GASP! Another Navigator rider! :-)

    Way to go, Jake!

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    Hi Jake! Don't be afraid to post, everyone here is pulling for you .

    Welcome to BikeForums and the C/A forum!

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    Wow. Good progress.
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    Marvelous stuff! Hurrah for you!


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    Great Job! Your getting addicted aren't you?

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    Congrats and welcome!

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    Keep it up and welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakereed View Post
    My next upgrade planned will be a Thomson Elite seatpost, which has two bolts, in hopes to stop the saddle from slipping up and down, as well as creeping down the tube.
    I'd get that asap along w/ a new seatpost clamp. A failure while riding would probably not be good.
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    Nice mileage, Jakereed! Where are you in Florida? We have a few clydes here rollin' down the road.

    +1 on the Thomson post! I have one and have no complaints.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    Nice mileage, Jakereed! Where are you in Florida? We have a few clydes here rollin' down the road.

    +1 on the Thomson post! I have one and have no complaints.
    Hi Mazama,

    I live in Pinellas County, which is West Central Florida. There is a fantastic bike trail here named The Pinellas Trail, which is about 37 miles long.

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    Good job on the weight loss, Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakereed View Post
    Hi Mazama,

    I live in Pinellas County, which is West Central Florida. There is a fantastic bike trail here named The Pinellas Trail, which is about 37 miles long.
    Yep. I plan to conquer that and the Withlacoochee Trail someday.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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