Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dallas TX
Bikes: Firmstrong Urban Shimano
first ride Firmstrong Urban Shimano
Well my bike arrived today. I ordered it from beachbikes.net on Monday and it arrived here in Dallas on Thursday. Not too bad of a wait. I put it together in about 30 minutes. I have never put a bike together before but I watched a tutorial online and it helped a lot.
Here is the package:
It came neatly packed in a box. Easy to pull apart and assemble.
So I finally got it all put together and I decided to take it for a spin. Here it is all put together:
Im 37 years old, 5'11" and 269 pounds as of this morning. Two months ago I was 293. Im on doctors orders to get some exercise to help lower my cholesterol levels. Ive also changed my diet significantly. I figured a beach cruiser would be a good start into biking. My last bike was a 1986 redline bmx bike when I was a kid.
So I took the bike to my neighborhood pool about a 1 mile ride with some slow inclines. So a total of about 2 miles or maybe a bit more. It was fun but it was pretty tough going up those hills. Felt good to get some exercise in though and I could feel the legs burn. Im going to go up to autozone to get a air pressure gauge because i cant tell how much air I have in my tires. I know it makes a big difference and I think mine are a bit low. Im going to ride this thing everyday weather permitting. I know its going to get my in good shape and eventually I plan on getting a mountain bike so that I can hit some trails around here. I have been reading up on mountain biking a lot lately and it sounds like a lot of fun.
here is my bike at the half way point in my neighborhood:
Nice looking bike huh? I think so!
Im looking forward to going riding at parks and where ever else I can go. Looking to get down to about 210 lbs. Thats how much I weighed when I was playing college football way back in the mid 90's