Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: eastern Massachusetts
Bikes: Rans V-Rex
Joining the party
Since I just acquired my first bike in 17 years, a Trek 520 (see this post
over at the commuting forum) I figure it's time to introduce myself here at the Clydesdale forum, as I am 5'11" and 250 lbs. My goal is to get below 200, but not too far since I'd like to keep the muscle that I worked hard for doing Olympic lifting, kettlebells, sandbag lifting, and general weightlifting since I left aikido training 8 years ago due to grad school finances. I possess a wide and deep ribcage with broad shoulders - hitting a more typical weight for someone of my height would leave me skeletal
. Along the way I plan on a 25 mile round trip bike commute, hence my starting out in the commuting forum.
Today I did a 2.1 mile ride at lunch (including a bit of trails in the woods) that wiped me out. I have a long way to go, and my plan is to work up to the commute sometime in September. Cheers!