Sorry to hear me gloat about what I'm doing, tis sad I can't find anyone in real life that really gets it
I set out on a popular road that 'slender' roadies race on alot. It is marked off at the end the turn around after 10 miles out. There are some 'daunting' climbs for a three hundred something pound man. Some are in the 8% grade category. I only got off the bike to drink at the turn around point and to towel off with a cold towel, and at one beast of a hill on the way back. My legs no longer responded to my mind, so I had to stop for a minute. I rested till I could hear birds instead of my heart (about 3 minutes) drank, and hopped back on and finished the climb. The last mile coming home was the worst. I gave out pedaling into our driveway lol . . .
It took me 1 hr 45 minutes total to do the 20.4 miles - I'm no roadie - but I made it. . . I think Friday shall be a recovery day. . .
I've set a goal. I want to do a tour by next summer. I'm thinking to the coast. I live about 200 miles from the ocean. . .
Second for some serious advice.
I've put 300 miles on my new bike in 3 weeks (298 exactly). I had started weightloss since before the bike at the start of the summer. It was going really slow though.
In 2 weeks I've dropped 12 lbs. Is that bad? I feel like celebrating - but if I need to back off, let me know what you guys think.