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    2007 to 2008, and Goals

    I am not one to set many goals. I've taken off any computer that counts mileage or distance on my bikes because I don't want to be bothered. I know my routes and I know they are anywhere from 20-37 mile loops so why bother?

    Last year I got back onto my bikes after a 5 year lay-off. I had burned myself out and allowed life to happen. After the death of my Father in Law at age 74, I decided that I needed to get back after myself and DO something.

    I have a fair diet. Eat well but too much. I started back into riding at 275 and lost 25 lbs last summer. I gained back 15 lbs over the Winter, which I was okay with.

    So far this year, I'm down to 240 this morning after 2 months of being back on the bike. No diet changes except for watching my fat intake and switching from Fries to either a fruit cup or a baked potato.

    I've been working exclusively with a Heart Rate monitor. I try to ride at least one hour at least 3 times a week. I also try and maintain my HR at 85% of my max and that seems to be helping my fat burn.

    It will be interesting when the Summer gets here and the temp and humidity rise. I sweat profusely and I'll have to keep tabs on my water intake and my electrolytes too.

    If I have any goals this year, they would be:

    1) Lose 25 more lbs
    2) Do a long tour/tent camping ride (60-100 miles)
    3) Get off of my Blood Pressure Meds.
    4) Consider a new Road Bike... (naw! LOL!)

    Chris
    A Mess of old bikes...
    92 Trek 970
    08 Gary Fisher Paragon

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sounds like you have it well in hand.

    Good for you!
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    Tri 4 chiropractic studen
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    See my thread...

    What are your goals?
    2008 LeMond Reno http://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/roa...minum/reno.php
    Starting weight:
    05/12/08: 305lbs
    Current weight:
    06/07/08: 290lbs
    "Eat well, move well, think well"

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