I'm the new guy. I live in Southern Alabama.
A little history first.
When I was a teenager. A friend of mine and I would ride our bikes all over the county and into the next. Normally wed do 15 mile bike rides, that would take about an hour. Occasionaly we would do 20 - 30 miles. I had a Huffy and he had a Mongoose. (sp?)
Ok now about 15 years later to this week.
I'm 34 years old. I have sleep apnea and slightly overweight. Both my parents have diabeties. My sister last year did this Tour De Cure thing. I guess it was like 100 Km (62.1371 miles). I remember loving bike rideing as a teenager. It's great excersize and its not as boreing as weight lifting and running.
So yesterday I went out to a bike shop and purchased a Mt Bike. It's a Fuji Nevada. It says 3.0 on it but I couldn't find it on Fuji's web sight. Maybe some one here is familure with that model. My sister said it's not really that good for the long distance. It should be good for trails. When I got it home, last night after work I weighed it. 32 pounds. It's abit heavier then I thought it would be after pickign it up out of the trunk of my car. But hey, I can loose 32 pounds and be in my ideal weight.
I want to get on some local trails here with it though. I figure the excersise would do me good. I can't do Tour De Cure this year because my sister is getting married too close to the date. But next year Id like to. That means I'd have to get a new bike for the street/ cross country rideing. By then hopefully I'll be in better shape.
Took it out this morning. Did about 3 miles. Feel good, felt the lactic acid build up in my legs.
The Tour De Cure is a next year goal.
This years goal is to cycle my way into better health. Because of a birth defect, I doubt I will ever be free of Cpap, however, loosing weight should help less it, and help prevent me from getting diabeties, or if I do get it, help control it better.