Hi to everyone. Im just signing up, but i've been reading posts for a couple of weeks now.
Ok, now on to my story:
About 3 years ago I purchased a Trek 7.3 Fitness bike. I started riding but wasn't really into it, couldn't self motivate. So it just sat there in garage. Last year I let a friend borrow it to participate in a Triathlon and after he was done training and after the event it just sat in his garage. I wasn't in such a hurry to get it back.
Over that same time I've hard horribly crazy hours with work, so a lot of fast food and a lot of eating late and not healthy. In the last 3.5 years i've steadily gained about 50-60lbs. Not good at all. Which brings me to today, and actually the past few weeks. I've decided enough is enough so I went and picked up my bike dusted her off and threw my leg over her. I've been commuting to work the past 2 weeks, which isn't very far, 2.6 miles. But my ultimate goal is to be able to do like a 10-15 mile ride on my way to work. And then just a nice ride back home. And on the weekends go for a lot longer rides. Eventually hopefully I can be at the point to get a real road bike to put in some real miles. But now I've got the bug. I want to learn about bikes, whats out there, how to repair, how to do maintnance. I'm like a research-o-holic.
Im in So Cali by the way. Near Long Beach, Carson to be exact. 27 years young. Have a beautiful and wonderful girlfriend, that is starting to ride with me on the weekends for added motivation. 2 dogs which im in the process of training to run along the side of me and not pull me, because afterall I want the exercise too.
I have a hectic schedule, 2 jobs, and I attend school for massage therapy in the evening, which I will be done with in June. Can't wait, half way done w/ that already.
I like to volunteer my time at marathons, run/walks helping the participants relax after a grueling event.
I thank you for reading my intro and hope to be posting here as often as I can and hear from people close to me.