How many of you use them? How much help do they seem to be?
I've used them in the past, and they seem to work OK, as long as I hold myself to them. Since I'm getting back in to riding, I've decided to set a few-
1) First and foremost, get out and RIDE. I need to find good routes around me, and possibly people to ride with. My wife is terrified of riding on a road, though. Makes it a little tough.
2) Take on the 3 state/ 3 mountain century. Its right in my home town. I know if I even attempted it today, I'd probably die- But it gives me a nice goal. I assume it'll be in May again in 2011.
3) After I've got that licked, take on the GAP. It's not too far away. I think I'll shoot for sometime in the fall...
Well, Obviously I'm going to loose some weight- And probably live longer. That SHOULD be enough of a reward in itself (plus it'll get the $*#$ doctor to stop nagging me!), but I decided to sweeten the pot a little.
I've decided that when I loose 25 more lbs, I'm going to order myself a new Lynskey bike... Not sure which one yet (though I am leaning towards a Sportive), but I am in love with them. Plus, They're only a few miles away from me- So I can deal with them directly. If anyone has any experience with them, and input to give, I'd love to hear it.
If THAT can't keep my hands out of the twinkie jar, NOTHING will.
Of course, it will only work if I hold to it all. The wife will help with the 25 lb loss thing, She won't 'let' me buy the bike if I don't loose the weight....