I did not think I would ever find a place on the internet and or forums that supported up big riders. Now, I am even reading about guys over 300 + lbs. This truely inspires me.
I honestly thought I was truely in a small minority of riders who truely enjoyed bike riding.
See, for years being in the fitness circle you are either one of two things
- extremely lean (and on steroids)
- Extremely big and strong ( strongman)
That is for the guys that is. I have always been it that catogory of being big and strong but I have a tendency to want to be lazy if I let it get to me. This past year changing jobs has really taken a toll on me. The last job I had I constantly walked and rode my bike around a college campus as a police officer, before that I rode my bike all day long in the city where I was an officer. Just this past year I got the opportunity to work for my father in law and also working along with my wife and the rest of the family. Making much more money but there is a price. I am not nearly as active. Hence me being on my forum and now this one, and many more. LOL. I have become much more sedetary. So this last year has been all about getting my home gym set up and this winter was really bad. I did not hardly do any cardio at all. It certainly caught up with me. Along side of a shoulder that I was having major Range of Motion problems with. I gained about 60lbs from last year. I have had this surgery to correct this. I still do not like to walk or jog because just like the rest of you guys it really takes a toll on our joints. I am strong enough to run two miles but in the long run it just kills my joints.
Hence it was a blessing in disguise for me to get a bike along with making my wife get a bike.
This will tell you just how pathetic I am at this point. I am only riding about 7 miles which I reached last night. Granted I live outside Birmingham Alabama and where I live is really in the hills. I mean major grades. but I pushed out 7 total miles yesterday and I want to expand on that each day.
I even believe that when I am back to 100% at lifting weight I will still try to ride as much as I can on my off days from the weights. Or I might even plan on lifting only three days a week and riding the rest I have not determined this just yet. I have until Mid may until I am released from my Therapist til I can start adding weight to my barbells.
Yes. It is determination and Knowledge will make it through this endevor.
Now I do have another website and we would love other memebers is you would like to come over. Even though we are a supplement website I am not selling anything here just another means of communicating. Perhaps even some of you with your stories will inspire more. I would love to have you come visit us at
What is more inspirational is reading about you guys and that alone makes me want to go home right now and push out 10 miles just today in which is what I am going to try and do. I just have to map it.