Should start off by saying I have lurked the site a tonne over the last couple of weeks preparing to purchase my first bike since I was in middle school!
Just wanted to introduce myself as I have been bitten by the biking bug.
In December I started a journey to lose weight and get back into shape I started at 281.6 Pounds which is still about 15 pounds lighter than I have been at my heaviest. I have since lost almost 40 pounds using Jenny Craig and hitting the gym hard over the winter. With the warm weather coming though I have decided to get out there and bike my butt and gut off. I really have enjoyed seeing what people post in this forum and hope to actively contribute to the forum.
I have bought a Giant Roam 3 as a starter bike (Figured buying a road bike might be a little to steep of a learning curve) and I am in the process of changing out a few parts already, I have new pedals on the way and am looking at moving to a smoother higher pressure tire.
I am also looking to purchase a mountain bike when the tax return comes in as my buddy just picked one up and is looking to get into that this summer.
Just did my first real ride last night on a local trail and here are the stats:
Distance: 18.3 KM's
Avg. Speed: 20.2 KPH
Max. Speed: 36.5 KPH
Elevation Up: 59 M
Elevation Down: 57 M
All of these stats were taken from the runtastic road biking app which I am really enjoying and highly suggest you check out.
I am wondering how good or bad these stats are as I am fairly new to biking any help deciphering the numbers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and I look forward to getting to know all of my fellow big riders.