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    Senior Member juf2m's Avatar
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    My boyfriend (who is an avid cyclist and mortally embarassed by our situation) and I are really late starting our season for a variety of dreary reasons I won't bore you with. We should have started in late March, but by now we only have 2 mountain bike rides and 1 road ride in. We are both at least 10lbs overweight, and very out of shape, especially on hills.

    I am so jealous of all the thin, muscular and in shape people on this forum! Is there anyone out there who is like us who would like to commiserate?

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    Senior Member Seanholio's Avatar
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    Yeah, I got started late myself. Weather, moving, and a dozen niggling details have prevented me from getting many miles until recently.

    It sucks. I have a big old belly to lose and everyone else on the street seems to have about 3% body fat.

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    I'm commiserating. Summer is coming!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Hey, the snow just melted, gimme a break!
    "Lack of opportunity does not constitute virtue". Diana Tickle.

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    Senior Member juf2m's Avatar
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    Oh, well in that case you are different. I mean late relative to the keeners on this board who ride no matter what the weather.

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    I don't ride my roadie in any wet conditions or when salt has been put down at all.

    Just get on the MTB, have a blast, get muddy, get fit, problem solved! Try to ride on roads too when you MTB as this vastly improves leg strength and endurance due to the extra weight you have to propel.

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    I had/have the added challenge of an altitude change in my recent move. Besides basic laziness. I started off commuting, added the occasional mtbing and soon..the velodrome. woot!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Well, I started out 35 lbs overweight so your still ahead of me. Just be glad that you can ride with your S.O. My wife won't ride at all =(
    I know just enough to make some serious mistakes =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by juf2m
    My boyfriend (who is an avid cyclist and mortally embarassed by our situation) and I are really late starting our season for a variety of dreary reasons I won't bore you with. We should have started in late March, but by now we only have 2 mountain bike rides and 1 road ride in. We are both at least 10lbs overweight, and very out of shape, especially on hills.

    I am so jealous of all the thin, muscular and in shape people on this forum! Is there anyone out there who is like us who would like to commiserate?
    Better late than never! Just ride, eat well, and you'll be ok.

    Koffee

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    I'm there w/ you. I didn't ride hardly at all last year and have finally started again. I have about 20lbs to lose. I guess i'm really late getting started in the season!. Time to get to work. While at the Tour de Georgia this weekend i signed up to do 3 gap metric century (50 mile version of 6gap) in North Georgia. This will give me something to work towards(especially since i live in the flatlands!)
    gary fisher big sur w/ c. king/mavic wheelset gunnar roadie ultegra/duraace and oh so smooth steel! In south alabama

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    keep riding and eat right. It'll come off.

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