Join Date: May 2003
Location: Texarkana, AR
Bikes: 2016 Giant Escape, Univega Viva Sport, Centurion Sport DLX, Trek 420, Schwinn Sierra, Schwinn Hurricane
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Just Wanted to Brag...
Ok, not really.
Haven't posted in here before, but I should have a long time ago.
A few years ago when gas prices hit $5.00/gal., I stopped driving. I built a cargo trailer for my bike and started doing all of my errands and all of my commuting on my bicycle, including grocery shopping.
Climbed on the scale a couple of days ago, and I'm down to 201 lbs, from 225+. I'm average height and have an average build, so I've got another 20 or 25 lbs. to go, but I'm halfway. Without dieting or giving up beer.
My bike when I started was an '83 Univega Viva Sport. It's currently languishing in the garage in need of a teardown/rebuild with about 5,000 miles on it since I got it in 2001. I bought a "new" (vintage) MTB and converted it to road use in mid-February this year, and I recently rolled over 1,000 miles on it.
I don't care if gas falls to $0.50/gallon, I'm not going back to driving.