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    Intro from Orange County, California

    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!
    Pinarello Galileo
    2007: 696 (as of 09/01/2007)
    Cannondale F300, road tires
    2006: 631 miles (as of 11/13/2006)

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
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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".
    Good luck.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Dagger Boy Extort's Avatar
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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.
    Women think they're so clever because they can fake an orgasm for the sake of a relationship, but men can fake a whole relationship for the sake of an orgasm.

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