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    Back Again!

    Once again I have made my way back to my Bicycle with intentions of Weight Loss and Improved health. A year and half or so ago I tore my biceps tendon in my right arm. After healing and recovery I have made a plethora of excuses until I found a trainer in a local discount store. I purchased the trainer and rode a few miserable miles in the comfort of my training room.

    A few weeks later and now Iím cooking healthy meals again. have participated in a few early morning outdoor casual rides with a fellow Clydesdale that lives close by.

    With all that said I am lurking again.





    Helping the Tour de France guys.

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    Welcome back. Keep pedaling, even if you get gassed on those first rides. Just drink plenty of water and ride your pace. We have all been there.

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    My steam is comng back fairly quick. being a big guy you never completely loose your legs. I am slow in the hills but the distance is coming back quick. When I quit riding with the injury I was averaging around 120 miles a week. I was still a big guy then at about 305 lbs. Of course after surgery and recovery and a stint of laziness I had creeped up to about 360 or so. I am currently back to 326 as of this morning and headed down.
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    Gotta get one of those trainers, I'm really worried about this winter for me.

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    Congrats Sir on your recovery and welcome back. I have a Cyclops trainer that is setup with my road bike. Its depressing to talk of winter so early but after a close call last year I intend to ride the trainer 90% of my winter rides. It is tedious though and I usually pass the time watching 'Family Guy' reruns as I ride. I tried a couple of Sufferfest videos but the music was terrible.

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    The trainer has been nice to have. I have noticed that on outside rides I find my self coasting less. You get used to pedaling all the time.

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    Congrats on getting back on the trainer. I got one years ago with a Trek 820 I bought at a yard sale. The guy gave it to me after I told him I was trying to get back going. That must have been 7 years ago and I can't find the damn thing. I don't remember where I put it.

    Good to see you on it!
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    Great Job!

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