Join Date: May 2005
Location: on my laptop
Bikes: Longbikes Slipstream
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Whao! What do you write to introduce yourself to the masses? hmmm...
Okay, let's start with the fact that I am now officially
back into biking after some ten years off. In fact, that was the last time I rode 1/2 of the STP (Seattle to Portland) and skipped day two because my butt hurt too much to sit on the saddle. Training would have helped. Spent the day sagging others & helping fix bikes. But I digress...
Anyway, I walked into my local pawn shop the other day & walked out with a near new 03' Cannondale Cyclocross Disc bike. The discs (at my size of 6'4" 260lbs) sold me. And for $700, I got a near new bike so that definitely clinched the deal.
Last year we got my wife a Conquest Disc R, and she loves it. I was riding a mountain bike with knobbies on it, and just was not having all that much fun. I bought it for the disc stopping power, but I guess I had forgotten the speed I enjoyed on a road bike (yeah, I DO consider my new bike a road bike). Anyway, with the first ride about a week ago, I was hooked again. I am back at the point where I can now plant my FatA** on the skinny seat about every day and not hurt anymore. WHY DID I EVER STOP RIDING?
So now I try to get on the bike for at least 30 -45 minutes every other night. I use a Concept II rower as well on off nights from riding. I am feeling much more determined to beat myself back into shape this year & lose my FatA**. Which, incidentally, if there are any other MI riders in here who won't dust me, I would be happy to join you for a few evening 1/2 to full island rides.
Lesse, what else... Married, two boys, enjoy rowing, flyfishing(when I have time), reading.
Real name is Dan.
Thanks for reading!
My new Steed!