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    Re-Introduction & Holy Cow, I bought my FIRST road bike!!

    Hi folks....... I've mostly been a lurker around here. I introduced myself a couple of years ago, but the whole riding/weight loss thing just didn't click for me @ the time. I'm glad to say, things have changed for me the past few months. Since January 3, 2011, I've dropped 96 lbs, and I feel great! I still have a ways to go (I'm 221) but I'm confident I will reach my goals. In April, I bought a Trek Mamba 29er, and between that, hiking, and eating 1750-2000 calories a day, everything has really come together for me.

    So......... my plan was to purchase a road bike in the springtime....... between watching the tour on television, and seeing those Trek commercials (Madone 3.1's for $1699) plus 12 months same as cash w/ Trek card.....I decided to take a peek @ one of the local dealers and test the waters. Yesterday I rode a Trek 2.3, and a Trek Madone 3.1 a couple times, and today I went back and rode both again......and decided to give a Felt Z5 a spin. What can I say, I loved it .... fast and comfortable. I bought the Felt..........going in for a fitting later this week! I'm psyched!!

    jeff

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    Soon you will be buying a matching kit to ride in, and dropping all of us clydes!

    Ride on, and have fun!
    Gravity hates us all, but it hates me more than thin people!

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    The Z5 is a nice bike. I was hoping to get one until budget issues intervened.
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    Thanks guys! Matching kit? Not likely.....LOL I'm more of a "super underpants" under regular shorts kinda guy. For now, at least!! I've been inspird by many folks on this site, so THANKS!!!
    jeff

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    Congrats on the weight loss and the new ride! 96lbs since January is awesome. I would suggest some proper bike shorts, they will make a world of difference. As will a cycling jersey (or some type of moisture wicking shirt).
    James
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    Thanks! While mountainbikng, I've been wearing padded shorts (REI's brand) under cargo shorts. That's been working well for me so far. I've got to eventually get to the point where I feel comfortable with tighter clothing, but I'm not there yet.

    Fit and pickup tomorrow afternoon, and first "real" ride on my new toy! I"m psyched!!
    jeff

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    BTW Pics or you only bought it in your dreams.
    Set phasers to butt-whup!

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    felt2.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Laserman View Post
    BTW Pics or you only bought it in your dreams.
    Good point!
    Last edited by ST13Pilot; 07-19-11 at 04:09 PM.
    jeff

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    Upside down pics don't count!!! (Unless you're from Australia) (J/K!!!!!)

    Great job on the weight loss & congrats on your new ride!!!!!

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