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!