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    Adapting to the bike quicker than expected!

    A few weeks ago, I decided to set in on a weight loss adventure. I'm about 5'10-11" and I weight 227 currently, and I'm trying to drop 50 lbs to 177. I've been thinking about getting back into cycling for a long time (hell, I joined this forum in '10 and never posted!).

    Well, I jumped into it, finally. I bought a used Schwinn Frontier MTB (and I'm trying to find out approx how old it is) at a local LBS and I started riding it on Thursday. On Thursday, I did 1.8 miles and felt like I was going to die. Yesterday, I went on a 4.75mi walk with my roommate and it went better than expected, so I decided to go nuts today. Well, I rode 6.91 mi and I feel great! Well, my lungs burn and my legs are rubbery, but I'm feeling on top of the world. I've been watching what I eat and I'm already down 7.2 lbs, but if I keep up this pace on the bike, I'll be shedding a lot more real soon!


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    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
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    Great feeling, isn't it!

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    Glad your enjoying your new bike, keep it fun it will get easier..

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    Senior Member Street Pedaler's Avatar
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    That's awesome! Welcome, congrats, and keep it up!

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    It will get better, miles anyway, just keep riding and keep it fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwh318 View Post
    I bought a used Schwinn Frontier MTB (and I'm trying to find out approx how old it is)
    There should be a serial number stamped into the frame under the bottom bracket. Take note of that, (keep it somewhere safe in case you need to identify the bike at some time) then contact http://www.schwinnbikes.com/support and ask them when it was made.

    Job Done!

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