Weening off the car.
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Small Town, Virginia
Bikes: 2008 Trek 7100, 1970s Austro-Daimler 10 speed (unrestored), 1970's KMart All Pro (found that in a garage), 2008 Trek 7100 WSD (My wife's bike), 1970s Volkscycle Mark V (My wife's bike)
You know, I have never set any goals for myself. I got on my walmart special bike last summer when I worked locally in between semesters. I made two requirements:
1) Bike to work at least 5 of the 6 days I worked a week and
2) cut out all unnecessary sugar intake.
I ended up losing 20 lbs in 8 weeks, which was awesome! I did, however, have a series of unfortunate events (stolen bike, my replacement bike was vandalized, winter) and I didn't ride for about 6 months. In that time, I gained about 10 lbs back.
Now I have a brand new Trek that I keep never let out of my sight, and I bike everywhere I can. My wife and I have set only one goal for ourselves, and it has nothing to do with scales. Since we live in a small town, we have decided to make ALL trips under 2 miles on our bikes.
In less than one month I have put 40 miles on my bike simply scooting around town running errands. I don't know if I have lost much weight, but I am feeling a LOT better, and I know the rest will come. That is what keeps me motivated.