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    Senior Member dhunley1's Avatar
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    Not so new member intro

    Hey fellow 200+ pounders!

    I've been a member of the site for almost a year now, but have only posted in the hybrid forum. I currently weigh 215lbs, but weighed about 300 at my heaviest. About 7 years ago I decided that I had enough of being a big guy. I got myself a membership at my local YMCA, started busting my ass at the gym, cut out the sugary drinks, and watched what I ate. In a little over a year I went from being 300lbs to 185. After I got my weight down, I started focusing on strength training and gained about 20lbs of muscle. So I've managed to keep the weight off and I now float around 215lb. I plan on getting myself back down to the 200 mark though by stepping up on some of my bike rides.

    I used to be really into BMX when I was a kid, but as I grew up, I kind of got out of the cycling scene. Last year I decided that I wanted to get back into riding mainly for recreation and a little bit of fitness. I went to a few of the LBS in my area, test rode a few bikes, and decided to buy a Specialized Crosstrail Sport. It's been a great bike! I'm not sure how many miles I have on it, but I'm one it whenever I get the chance!

    Like I said, I'm not new, but I just wanted to drop in a say "Hi!"

    Here are a few pics of my bike:





    This one is from the past holiday weekend.

    2012 Specialized Crosstrail Sport

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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    I like that last picture of the bikes napping... they look so peaceful.

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    Hi & Welcome. I think my wife would lose her mind for a paint job like that, what year is the Specialized Crosstail Sport if you don't mind me asking?

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    Senior Member dhunley1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Welcome!

    I like that last picture of the bikes napping... they look so peaceful.
    Thanks. Someone made a similar comment on it in the hybrid forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakeyone View Post
    Hi & Welcome. I think my wife would lose her mind for a paint job like that, what year is the Specialized Crosstail Sport if you don't mind me asking?
    You saying it's a girly paint job?! Lol. It's a 2012.
    2012 Specialized Crosstrail Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    You saying it's a girly paint job?! Lol. It's a 2012.
    Nope but she is crazy about orange and that silver/toupe accent gives it character. Its more a devious ploy on my end, I want an N+1 and if I can get her wanting one ill take less crap when I get one

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