Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chili, NY
Bikes: 88 Fisher Gemini tandem, 92 Trek 970, 07 Nashbar Frame, 08 Gary Fisher Paragon
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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!)