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    New Bike and long introduction

    Kind of a long post. I was into bicycles growing up. My parents bought me a Schwinn Predator Free Form Z I think I rode that bike 2000 miles in three summers. After high school I bout a Trek Antelope 820, Then a Cannondale M400 my second year of college. I also worked in a bike shop selling and repairing bicycles in high school/college. I did not ride at all from 1997 (college grad year) to 2004. In 1998 I started working for a big seafood restaurant, taking care of their IT infrastructure and got big and fat. In the last five years I have rode on and off many times buying many, many new bikes not losing any weight just spending money. I am 6’ tall and 300 I have lost 15 pounds since may 2nd.
    Currently I am am riding a 2004 Giant Yukon Disc with complete Deore drive train and a New 2007 Cannondale Synapse 3 I have removed the adjustable stem and suspension seatpost.

    I ride 8.5-12 miles every morning before 8:00 AM. I started this riding schedule May 2nd and ride everyday except when it is raining or really thick fog. Here is a pic of my new bike. I would like to be a helpful resource whenever possible.




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    Welcome to BF, nice ride and congrats on the weight loss.

    I started commuting by bike last year and have shed 55 pounds. The key for me is to get my heart rate up, I ride as fast and as hard as I can for my entire 7 mile ride.

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    Welcome !! Congrats on the progress.
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams

    Never be frightenend to walk out of step with others because you will walk on ground no one else touches

    Remember, hard work pays off later but procastination pays off now!

    My Rides: '06 Giant OCR Limited & '95 GT OUTPOST

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    That is a sexy bike.

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    welcome crabhab, hope you find the forums invaluable. they are if you make use of them great to hear you're doing your early morning rides and like the bike too - very nice!
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    Thank you for the kind words. I like my Cannondale Synapse sport alot it reminds me of a more stretched out Giant OCR frame. Relaxed geometry...First road bike I can ride no-handed for long distances.

    These forums are invaluable. I found out about companies like aero tech that make riding a pleasure if you are not the normal 150 pound rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby Doom View Post
    That is a sexy bike.
    Don't let your own bike hear you say that.

    Nice first post Crabhab.

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    Congrats and pleased to meet you!

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