Hello, my name is Shawn, and I live just north of Pittsburgh. I am getting back into bike riding for the exercise and weight loss. Let me tell you how its going.
I started this crazy idea in March of losing weight. I was topping the chart at 382 lbs, at 49 years old. I was, and sometimes still am, ashamed to go anywhere or do anything at all. Something had to be done... I decided to simply lose the soda pop, and cut back on my portions, oh, and that little thing called exercise, add a little of that too.
Jump to today, I am now at 331, and dropping... I am very happy about that. When I decided to go back to cycling, a friend wanted to look at my mountain bike as I was whining about how the bike trail at Moraine State Park just about killed me. He told me to look for a comfort bike, without the big shock in the center. I found this for $50 bucks...It's a 2000 Schwinn Sierra.
I added a few things, like double drink holders, phone holder, lights, (in the rare case I want to ride the trail at night) but its still not easy to do Moraine Bike trail. I think I need to find a FLATTER rail trail and use that for a while.
All I can say, is if you all want to lose the weight, you can. I didn't think it was possible for me, but now, to be perfectly honest, I am enjoying it.
Looking forward to being a member of this group!
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