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    125 lbs lost, time for my road bike!

    I've been doing so much road riding lately, I've lost alot of weight, and my fitness level and health are amazing compared to being 400 lbs!
    I went down to the local bike shop and had them order me a 2010 Trek Pilot 2.1 (55cm)
    I can't wait!!! I'll post pics when I get it.
    1,250$ at the bike shop, will be about 1,350$ out of the door after lovely california taxes...
    Already I've ordered new helmet (giro stylus) and pedals (crank bros eggbeaters c).

    I'm so excited!!! I'm taking it on a small little ride at the end of the month (tour de ed, 20 miles)
    I remember hardly being able to ride around the block... now I giggle a little bit at the thought of 20 miles, that's a very doable number in my book, and now will be much easier on a road bike

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    Congratulations on your progress! You deserve to reward yourself with a new bike.
    Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right

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    Congrats on the weight loss and new ride.. Keep on ridin brother

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    Congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome! I hope you enjoy your new ride.

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    enjoy your new bike and keep losing, great effort.

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    congrats
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    congrats, you deserve it

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    Great work! enjoy the new bike.
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    Thats an awesome achievement. After dropping nearly 57KG you've more than earned that road bike !

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    wow that is a lot of weight. CONGRATS!!!

    I am sure you will enjoy the new bike
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    Congratulations! A reward bike is well deserved!
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    Thank you all for the kind words.
    When I get the new bike I'll make sure to post a before picture at 400+ lbs. and then me currently at 275 with the bike.
    I'm as giddy as a school girl!!!

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    Great stuff - if you are ever in or near Toronto - let's ride.

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    This is fantastic! Good Job.

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    WTG, before you know it 100 miles will be the goal and a fancy carbon bike will be ordered!
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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    Good work! Keep it up.

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    still waiting for the bike... the wait is killing me!!!!

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    You sure as he11 earned this bike. Can't wait to see it!
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    I finally got it, I've put about 50 miles on it. I'm in freaking love!!!
    I will take some better pics of it tomorrow, she is a beauty! Where is a good place to host them online?

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    Set up a photobucket account. Well done on all the weight loss.

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    I already said congrates but those taxes don't seem to bad to me, in Ontario, Canada a $1250 bike would go out the door for $1412.50!
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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    Congrats on both accounts!! Great reward!!

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    A few quick pictures.
    My apologies, the bike is dirty, but that just means I was riding!
    My egg beaters came in today so my mallets will go back on my specialized.
    I'm in love with this bike, it's everything and more!



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    Congrats on the weight loss, and the new bike! Looks Fast!

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