Hello from 4 S E Michigan
I just thought since I made a post earlier I should of introduced myself first. My name is Guy iam in the area known as Downrive 1yandotte area of s e michigan started back riding last June on fathers day on a 7 speed Torker boardwalk iam 53 just way over weight I started @ 371 lbs and iam now just below 300 and losing fast great forum iam sure I will ride the rest of my life but even when not. If I do lose this last 75 lbs and I will I will never be a road bike rider its just not me but I enjoy reading ur guys stories that do.
Hey Guy!! How ya doin? I have some friends from Michigan. Detroit and Kalamazoo. I guess my friends from Kalamazoo, Meg and Mimi Berry, would be the closest to you. Meg was on my clyling club, and then our race squad. She went to Nationals several times, and we had a blast!! I am also 53 y.o., and I will always ride. My son and I will go today, after he wakes up anyway. He has to adjust his rear brake before we go. He is twenty. He, Randy, is my eldest. As you can see, I waited until after I was done racing, to have a family. He will ride his MTB, and I will ride my road bike. It is a Medici, all steel Columbus tubing. Medici was one of my bike sponsors, so I got used to their frames. They ride just like a Colnago, but they are all custom hand-built frames. I got to know all of the people who worked there, and they custom built all my frames. Nice. My friend from Detroit, Steve Off, worked there. His wife, Evelyn, also went to the Women's Nationals, also on my cycling squad, and did very well. Steve played hockey on the Junior Red Wings!! We played hockey in Pasadena, Ca. It was not very popular back then.
It will be pleasant weather today. We live in Lake Havasu City, AZ. But, I grew up in Sierra Madre, Ca. That is the Los Angeles area. Congrats on losing the weight. It is usually hard to lose at our age, and I still have a nagging beer belly, I just seem to like it for some reason. It doesn't want to go. Good luck to you, and keep riding. Welcome to the Bike Forum! Later.
Hi and welcome to the Forums, I'm a native Detroiter from the East Side back in the 60's and 70's. That's a great story; you lost all that weight since June from cycling? What kind of riding do you do, and will you ride through the winter? Maybe you will be a roadie next summer ;-)
Originally Posted by pipes
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