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    Good afternoon from WA. State looking to get back into it.

    Hey there,

    I just registered, just dusted off my '94 Cannondale after many, many years of not riding at all

    I used to be a fairly serious weekend warrior, racing in the Clydesdale class at around 240lbs, 220 in my peak performance time. I always have been a big guy, about 6ft tall, loved beer and pasta after my rides. I had some injuries and family issues that caused my to hang up my bike but I continued my love affair with the beer and pasta. SO now I'm over 300 and I'm sick and tired of feeling like crap all the time. I've done every diet known to mankind, to no avail. I need to just get off my ass and ride again but I'm afraid that I may be too heavy to be riding. My Cannondale is an old Delta V model, the only thing left on it that is original is the frame. I have old school 90's XTR with V brakes, Synchros post, Rhyno down hill rims, can't remember the rest but my mechanic at the time built the bike to be solid for my 250lb girth. I have cleaned it up, lubricated everything and put new tubes and tires on. Anything else I should think about before using it again after so many years? Should I not ride until I have dropped a bit of weight? How heavy is too heavy to ride again? I was thinking about getting a bigger seat for my much bigger butt. I just want to get in shape and get back to something that I loved

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    Senior Member gregam's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard, there are quite a few people from Washington on the forum. Stop by the Pacific Northwest Regional Forum. Also post a picture of your bike, we love pics here.
    1st bike - 1962 Schwinn Varsity (bought new and wish I still had it, left it in Siagon, Viet Nam 1965)
    1962 Schwinn Varsity (could be a twin of my first bike)
    1969 Peugeot PX10E
    1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer (bought new)
    1982 Peugeot PH19 Mixte
    1989 Novara Aspen

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    It's sounds as if you're good to go, but stop by the Clydesdales/Athenas forum and ask the opinion of the real experts.

    Where exactly are you in Washington? As gregam said, stop by our regional PNW forum and get to know us locals (I'm in Kent).

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill

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