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    Hello There!

    I guess I qualify as a newly riding Athena. The Athena part is a bit bothersome- but I'm working on it! Have lost 64 pounds since January 1st.

    I started on a stationary bike in January with real riding starting about 3 weeks ago and am slowly working up to longer distances. The stationary bike is gathering dust, I can't imagine wanting to do that again after experiencing the real thing! I'm riding everyday, with rides going from 10-18 miles. It's my new obsession- the biking.

    So glad to have found this forum and your collective wealth of knowledge. Happy riding!

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    Welcome Always happy to have another member joining up.
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    Hello there amd, welcome to the forums.

    As per forums rules you are now officially required to post pictures of your bicycle and any interesting scenery you come across.

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    Welcome aboard. Good job on the weight loss thus far!
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!
    Photos of interesting ride scenery I can do- I'm a professional photographer. Photos of the bike you'd probably not be excited over, just a commonplace trusty hybrid until I decide what's right for me. I crave speed so I know the hybrid won't be around for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd1976 View Post
    I guess I qualify as a newly riding Athena. The Athena part is a bit bothersome- but I'm working on it! Have lost 64 pounds since January 1st.

    I started on a stationary bike in January with real riding starting about 3 weeks ago and am slowly working up to longer distances. The stationary bike is gathering dust, I can't imagine wanting to do that again after experiencing the real thing! I'm riding everyday, with rides going from 10-18 miles. It's my new obsession- the biking.

    So glad to have found this forum and your collective wealth of knowledge. Happy riding!
    (bows)

    Good morning, ma'am. And welcome.

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    Good Lord, young lady! A Professional photographer AND a cyclist? Your gadget bills are going to be spectacular. That said, even a trusty hybrid is a work of art on wheels presented right.

    Quote Originally Posted by amd1976 View Post
    Thanks for the welcome everyone!
    Photos of interesting ride scenery I can do- I'm a professional photographer. Photos of the bike you'd probably not be excited over, just a commonplace trusty hybrid until I decide what's right for me. I crave speed so I know the hybrid won't be around for long.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Great job on your weight loss so far and your ongoing cycling accomplishments. Welcome to the forum!
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    Wow! on the weight loss. Keep it up.
    Before and after pics of the weight loss?
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    Howdy, welcome, and keep up the good work!

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    Good Lord, young lady! A Professional photographer AND a cyclist? Your gadget bills are going to be spectacular. That said, even a trusty hybrid is a work of art on wheels presented right.
    I was on a bit of a creative burnout with photography (too much business), the biking is quickly remedying that! It's amazing how refreshing it is. I also find myself taking on more work this month, and being excited over it in order to fund a new bike. The gadget bill for photography is (while crazy high) just for work- but the biking? Pure pleasure!

    Thanks for the props on the weight loss! It's been an experience. I have to shoot a wedding today, will see if my second shooter will snap a few current pics of me. I'm hoping to be at goal weight late summer, so any photos now would be a work in progress.

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    Welcome, enjoy the new hobbie. Stay true to your goals...and remember setbacks happen, but they are temporary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd1976 View Post
    I'm hoping to be at goal weight late summer, so any photos now would be a work in progress.
    That's true of all of us, whether we're trying to lose or not - when we stop being a work in progress, they throw dirt in on top of us...

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    Welcome.

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    You go girl

    Welcome aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd1976 View Post
    The stationary bike is gathering dust, I can't imagine wanting to do that again after experiencing the real thing! I'm riding everyday, with rides going from 10-18 miles. It's my new obsession- the biking.
    Riding on a stationary bike is evil. It's also boring.

    Congratulations on the weight loss, and

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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    Welcome and congrats on the weight loss.
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