Well hello to all. I have taken the plunge. I use to be skinny and I use to ride a bike. I bought a Trek 700 Tri Series bike some twenty years and about 100 lb ago. Never really liked the bike but it is the one I got. Long story short the bike got dusty and I got fat and older.
Well now it’s over weight, high blood pressure and Type II and a dusty bike. I joined the Y and took a spin class and the joy of riding came flooding back
And so… into the shop it went. I changed the tries to Marathons (700 x 28) wider handlebars with cork tape and changed the rings from 52/42 to 50/38. Kept the rear end with 14/28 (five cogs on the freewheel).
It should be ready with in the next week or so.
I don’t know why I am so nervous about riding again. But I am.
Oh and by the way I am 50yrs old. 6’4” (1.9m) 300lbs (21.5 stone) (137 kgs).
Type of riding I love is low and slow. Love that credit card touring. Or at least I use to.
Glad to have found yall! Oh yea I’m from the southeastern US.