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    370+ and ready for a change.

    hello all i have been trolling this forum for a few days now, not sure when i wanted to pipe up but hey here goes. first of all let me start by saying i am not usually a poster persey but once i warm up here ill be a regular, especailly once i actually get my ride.

    i am in the research mode, (AKA no cash mode) family vacation and "Its not on the List" but once i raise the funds ill be getting it all started.

    first of all i am heavy to say the least. i weigh 370 or something but i am told i hold my weight well because mose people think i am well under 300... i will say that i am very strong... so i beleive i am carting around a ton of muscle, good for me i want the fat gone ASAP.

    i used to be a Avid rider when i was in High School i rode Mountain, Street and BMX and i was good at it. i prefered to ride than to get my license, my parents thought i was nuts, but hey thats who i am.

    i was 195 graduating HS with about 8% BF... Now 17 years later... i am a 370+ pound mess... my BMI is something like 51.5. i am not happy with me. i was hovering around 270/280 but i quit smoking (yes i smoked for 13 years started as a sophomore in HS, had to be a "Cool Kid") its been like 5.5 years since my last cigarette but i ballooned up like a georgia tick when i quit.

    Reality is i know that Bike riding is a longshot for me but its something i want to do very badly and that to me is better that what i have had in the past which has been nothing. i honestly feel that if i saddle up again and get past that awkwarness of being that sideshow for those to stare at ill be ok.

    anyway thats me and i look forward to being a part of this sweet community i found.

    and i cant beleive i got the name "GhosstRider" i love it.

    so for now ill see ya and dont sweat the small stuff

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    Welcome, Ghostrider. I think biking is less of a long shot than you might think. There's a tremendous amount of collective knowledge and support over in the Clydesdales forum. I think you can make it happen for yourself.
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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Well, hey there Ghosstrider! Welcome aboard!

    Do drop by Clydesdales, where you often find me!

    As to finding a bike, well, we can sure help ya!
    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosstrider View Post
    i honestly feel that if i saddle up again and get past that awkwarness of being that sideshow for those to stare at ill be ok.
    You will be fine. If you've been trolling, you know that the C/A forum is there to help encourage you. Perhaps one day you will even contribute to the Clydes in Kilts thread . Even if all you do is lurk, we're here to help get you back on the bike.

    Welcome to BF!

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    You pretty much just described my life. Healthy and athletic until my early 20's, then BOOM! I weighed what you do about 2 years ago, then I got a bike.
    Now I'm 280lbs and still slowly losing.
    Biking at our weight is doable, welcome aboard!
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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    You will be fine. If you've been trolling, you know that the C/A forum is there to help encourage you. Perhaps one day you will even contribute to the Clydes in Kilts thread . Even if all you do is lurk, we're here to help get you back on the bike.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    East Hill, are ye still tryin' ta ge' a luik at me Gams?
    Oh, aye! Tis all right, I'll stop by the Highland Games and see if I can't catch some of our members .

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    Thanks for the Kind words everyone look forward to a new beginning of sorts.... now on to the thread where ill be spending some time in ...

    have a good one..

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