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    newb jennytomorrow's Avatar
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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
    jenny

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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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    Welcome Jenny and Giant!
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Welcome new peoples! Where are the new bike pics? We NEED pics!

    Jenny, which island?

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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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    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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    Jenny

    Welcome! Glad you decided to join us in the fun!


    And yepper we needs da pichers!
    Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    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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    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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