New Clyde in the Stable! Hi!
Been lurking around the site and have really liked the atmosphere here so I've decided to come out of hiding. Hi! I'm 32 yrs old and am a Male Emergency RN. Am 240lbs and 5'5", so I guess I count as a Clyde, maybe one of those small miniature ones for petting lol. Recently bought an Trek FX 7.2 and have recently loved riding it. The seat hurt like hell in the beginning but after buying padded shorts, it's a lot more comfortable.
I picked riding to try and lose weight since nothing really has been motivating me, not even Insanity or P90x. I like going fast. I also own a 350hp car that, sometimes, I want to get from my house after a ride, so I can chase some fools who pick on me while I'm riding lol.
I recently have been taking it slow since I haven't ridden in about 15 years since in high school. My quandry has been about routes and where I should go biking. I have mapped out a 3 mile route that I have developed stamina to actually do it twice. All in 2 weeks since I have bought the bike. I still feel a little shameful that I have not been able to go as far as some people around my area that have these 10-20 mile routes.
I think the anxiety of having to go and deal with traffic is kinda getting to me. My current route goes with 2 major roads that have space for a bike, but outside of this area, I would have to go and really hustle while traffic is next to me. I think my motivation in going fast is not to get hit lol.
Already feeling like I need to mod this bike. I've noticed that my hands do get sore after 4 miles and am looking to change the way I'm holding the bar. I'm thinking maybe I can get some Ergons.
So many questions and concerns that I hope people will be able to help out in the future.
Anyway I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself so I can just jump in and not look like a total stranger. Cheers!!!