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    Introduction and a freebie!

    I've been lurking for awhile now and wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I'm a 36 yr old Clyde from CT...........always been a big guy, currently I'm close to 300 @ 5'9". My goal is to get to just under 200.

    For the past few weeks, I've been riding my old Trek 830 fitted with street tires. I bought the bike new in, I believe 94 or so, and it's my plan to ride the hell out of it for the rest of this year, and get a road bike in the spring. I'm currently riding on a bike trail (paved) in my area and am up to about 10 miles a ride. I know I'm not ready for the streets yet, as even the slightest, tiniest incline or hill kicks my ass!

    Oh, now to the freebie.... I read "Heft on Wheels" by Mike Magnussun last month. Since then it's been sitting on my kitchen table collecting dust. Since I try to occasionally "pay it forward", I'm willing to drop the book in an envelope and mail it (for free) to the first person to shoot me a pm with their mailing info. Hopefully the book can be enjoyed by someone else instead of just sitting around!

    jeff
    jeff

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    book is spoken for!!
    jeff

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    Senior Member vorkus's Avatar
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    Welcome. I'm 5'11", 39 and about 315 lbs down from 400. I started riding late last year at about 360. I ride rail trails in my area. They are crushed limestone. I've been riding a mountain bike. I bought a cyclocross bike about a month ago. I figured I could still use it for the trails but start to get out on the roads.

    I live in SW PA which is all hills. I'm doing 16 miles on the rail trails (5 days a week), but doing 6 miles on the road nearly kills me. Once a week now I go out and do a road ride and then take the next day off because my legs are rubber. I guess it will come. Good luck!

    John

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    Mr. Frowny Man Alathea's Avatar
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    5'10", 278, 31yr. Back injury in the service made me have to recoup for 6 months before discharging, and then figure out what I could do again. Since 2002 Ive been gradually putting the lbs back on, but its time to do something about it. Welcome to the forum!
    The Earth is degenerating these days. Bribery and corruption abound.
    Children no longer mind their parents, every man wants to write a book,
    and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.
    --Assyrian Stone Tablet, c.2800 BCE

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