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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-23-09, 11:43 AM   #1
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newbie...new bike...first ride

aloha everyone

i have been lurking for a few weeks and have learned allot from your posts.

about a month ago i decided to get back on to a bike. i have been trying to find ways to enjoy much needed exercise. i have a gym membership but with an 18month old daughter its just a bit far enough away to be a hassle to get to.

i have been overweight most of my life. this year it hit an all time high of 295. that was it. i needed to move. i have a great dyno beach cruiser that hadn't got much use in ten years so i dusted it off, bought a kid trailer off of craigslist and have been riding every day since. i knew i needed a different bike, but i was using what i had.

yesterday i bought my new bike! its a Gary Fisher Napa. i started to have buyers remorse last night. but after my ride this morning i felt great about my decision.

it was a short ride. my bike computer told me it was 2.75 miles. it felt AWESOME. i even got my first "club wave" from a svelte guy all geared up bike shorts and all.

i look forward to getting to know you here and joining in on becoming a healthier person in the process.

aloha
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Old 05-23-09, 11:52 AM   #2
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hell yeah. i just went on my first ride this morning too with buddy of mine. Thursday i picked up a Giant Yukon and we probably went about 6 miles round trip today. I'm exhausted, my ass and thighs are aching, pouring sweat, and I LOVE it.

Congrats on getting into it.
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Old 05-23-09, 12:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-23-09, 12:45 PM   #4
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Welcome new peoples! Where are the new bike pics? We NEED pics!

Jenny, which island?
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Old 05-23-09, 12:47 PM   #5
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When I hit 250 I had a choice: lose weight or buy a whole new wardrobe.

Like you, I started out on a big 'ol cruiser. It's still my favorite style. It probably works well towing a trailer full of kids too!
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Old 05-23-09, 12:59 PM   #6
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thanks for the welcome, guys!

i am on oahu. been here for 5 years and i hope i never leave! originally from new england then san diego now here!

i am still finding my way around this site. i will upload a pic as soon as i figure this out!
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Welcome! Glad you decided to join us in the fun!


And yepper we needs da pichers!
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Old 05-23-09, 01:25 PM   #8
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Welcome new peoples! Where are the new bike pics? We NEED pics!

Jenny, which island?





whoa, damn imageshack. sorry for the size
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Old 05-23-09, 01:45 PM   #9
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Welcome to you both. Nothing feels quite like riding a bike because you want to. YMMV
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Welcome to both of you. Cool on the new bikes. Enjoy them. Many happy and safe miles.
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Well, welcome from me as well. Great to have two more aboard !!!!
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