Roller of Dave here.
Haven't really been around, sorry about that.
I never gave up, but I did redirect my focus for a time, it was entirely necessary and has been a great success!
When I was here before, I don't think I was really truly ready, my stamina and core strength just wasn't up to it, and my expectations weren't really all that realistic, but my determination was and is unstoppable.
Since I have been here, we have had to give up our house, and there were a lot of personal dramatics that took a lot of my time away from riding my bike, but I continued working on my eating, in fact I switched from low carb to low fat/calorie; healthy carb/fat and lost over a hundred pounds!
I've lost 67 of them since the first of the year alone. I've seriously stepped up my activity level, walking working with weights, and climbing stairs. Lots of stairs!
I moved to a town home with four levels, and put my PC as far from my bathroom as humanly possible, and I drink a LOT of water so I have no choice but to work out if I like my chair dry.
At first all the stairs knocked the stuffing out of my on a fairly constant basis, but it made me stronger until they don't seem so bad anymore.
Now I can walk just about anywhere i go, my mobility scooter has gotten buried under stuff in the garage because I just never use it any more. I used two canes for a bit, then just one cane, and now I don't need even THAT very often.
But eagle hasn't gotten much use. I just find such a large piece of machinery to be very inconvenient, I can walk much more in the time it would take me to get Eagle out of the garage, so mostly I ahve just been strolling all over the place.
But today.... I got a bug up the old chimney and decided that I have gotten so much better, maybe i can ride an upright bike....
So i got out Becky's old Nishiki, adjusted the tire pressure a bit, harder than she usually likes, but not max. swung my leg over, AND RODE!
I was a bit shaky for a bit, but it all came back to me, the joy, the wonder, in a way riding Eagle never really felt like.
I guess one of the reasons I let myself kinda drift away from this forum was that you all rode upright bikes, and all talked about saddles, wheels and stuff that applied and I felt like a bit of an oddball with my very different piece of machinery, and I am very sorry for that. I sure hope Clydes are forgiving by nature...
But now I look forward to getting back up to speed, and am glad you are all still here.
So, from an estimated 500lbs down to the first verified weight 489 down to 455 on the first and 388 today.
I am back.