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Old 06-01-06, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hello all. I'm a 33 y.o. newbie to riding. My goal in riding focuses on weight loss for the time being. My LBS fitted me to a MTB to handle my weight. Thought I'd be doing some light trail riding initially, but a family friend advised me to lose weight on the road before subjecting myself to the stress of the trail. Been lurking for a while; This is a really interesting community!
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Old 06-01-06, 01:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to BF.

I agree with the idea of road riding initially. I lost 55 pounds, all from road riding. Potholes and crappy roads are hard enough on the human body. If you're overweight, mountain biking will probably not be very "comfortable".
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Welcome to the club!

You can always mix it up a bit, but stay off the big hills until you are comfortable being on the bike for more than a couple hours.
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