another clyde getting ready to saddle up...
It looks like tomorrow is the day. I'm a returning clyde that weighs in somewhere around 275lbs area(will check tomorrow for sure). Last fall I purchased two bikes with intentions of returning to riding bikes(Surly cross check and Big Dummy cargo bike) but I had a disc rupture bilaterally in my back and had to have emergency surgery. This week marks the 12 week mark where I can start back to exercising. As a Christmas present my wife gave me a certificate for a bike fitting and I just made the arrangements for mid week this week. I have a few bikes but I am going to get fitted on my Surly Cross Check because it is the one I anticipate riding more often than the others.
I will weigh in tomorrow to get a firm starting point. I'm going to start out 3-4 rides a week say an hour or so long and hopefully expand from there.I've been looking at my bikes since my surgery just dying to get out on them but I have followed doc's orders because I didn't want to risk going through the back ordeal again.(I can't even explain how traumatic it is to all of sudden not be able to move your legs). With that being said I will try to keep this as my workout thread to track my progress.
My goals are probably a little different than most but I plan on using my bikes for running errands and exercise. If I need to go to home depot I'll just take the bike since I'm going anyway I may as well get some exercise. Ultimately me getting down to the 220lb range would be where I would like to get to and my first mileage goal is to be able to ride 50 miles in a day. I know it will be several months of hard work until I get there but hopefully I will.
Tomorrow I will post a pic and my starting weight.