Can I join this group??? Silly question but I just wanted to say Iím a Newbie.
I rode for a bit back in 2004, I was a Clyde then too. Iíve been a huge Road Cycling Fan for years and I finally went to a Professional Race for a few days this year. It was the last 3 days of the Tour of California, I was so psyched I dusted for the 2004 Trek 2200 ZR-9000 Road Bike and tried to ride it. Guess what? I was too fat and I couldnít breathe with my hands on the handlebars. I bought a Schwinn Hybrid and started riding at 298lbs. When I hit 285lbs I had my LBS put straight bars on my Trek Road Bike and then when I hit 265lbs I bought my Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra Road Bike and Iím loving it.
There is only one exercise I enjoy doing and thatís riding. Iíd rather climb a hill than ride a flat road. I try to ride 5 days a week and average 20 miles a day. My longest ride has been 32 mile but that took two solid days of recover. I live in Southern California but my work requires a lot of traveling so I drag my bike where ever I go. I recently took it when I worked in Hawaii and Colorado and Iím taking it to London is a couple of weeks.
Iím really glad to find this group, I thought I was the only ďRobustĒ man crazy enough to get on a bicycle.