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    It....Is......Time

    First off....I want to introduce myself. My name is Steven and just got into cycling about a year ago. I have always liked riding, but really have started to get serious about it to lose weight on top of other things I am starting to do. Currently holding steady at 270 pounds, but I can remember the days of 200 pounds......those were the days.

    Really, it has just been lack of exercise over the years on my part. I am excited to join this group and to be inspired by the work that you guys and gals are putting in.

    I currently ride some singletrack trails in the Philly area on my Cannondale Trail SL4, but am looking to get a road bike to change things up.

    Look forward to posting more here!

    If you want to start to follow along my journey I just started a blog (real original....I know)
    Fat Kid Cycling
    www.fatkidcycling.blogspot.com

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    Senior Member Ursa Minor's Avatar
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    Welcome Steve. I know you will find a lot of friendly supportive people here.

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    Senior Member Black wallnut's Avatar
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    Am looking forward of reading your posts. You might join in the monthly challenge thread. It is thick with motivation every month for cyclists of all levels.
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    @Black wallnut
    I will have to check them out!
    @ursa minor
    Thanks for the welcome!
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    welcome steven! hope you find motivation here to keep you out cycling keep us informed here on how you're doing with the weight loss. i too remember when i was 200lbs - its not that long ago but seems an age! i'll check out your blog now

    edit: checked out your video of core creek park - good job on the music - keep it up!
    Last edited by breadbin; 04-17-14 at 01:39 PM. Reason: added a bit
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evildiesel
    October miles=18/100

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    Thanks @breadbin
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    I appreciate your couch to 5K post. I run 5K every morning, more on weekends. If it's practical, keep your runs on a morning schedule, the science seems to say you'll benefit more by doing so, From experience, I agree. Also, those Vibram Five Fingers? - you might re-think your footwear. If you are trail running in soft stuff ..fine, but if you are mixing it with asphalt I might suggest your seek out some decent padding, even if you prefer that low 4mm or less drop, as I do. I rotate through 3 different shoe designs depending on the terrain, and also to give the key impact points some rest/variety. Your legs and feet should never hurt when you come home, unless you are tempting marathon distances... or sprinting.

    If you run regularly I think you'll find your bike hill climbing adventures will get much easier, faster.

    Good luck on your journey.
    Last edited by FrenchFit; 04-21-14 at 10:35 PM.

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