Evil Capitalist >8D
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bakersfield, CA, USA
Bikes: Not too many, but I plan for more. **UPDATE** too many!
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Hello & welcome!
I'm new too. I also have some weight to lose, about 50lbs, but have lost about 9 already with about 3 mos of riding. Honestly I hadnt seen any real weight loss until my wife an I stopped eating out so much, and Ive cut back on the beer and wine. Now i'm losing weight AND saving money!
Like the others said, take it easy at first. I started by doing 10 mile rides, and trying to sustain 15 mph (riding my road bike on the local, uninterrupted bike path), but currently I am doing 16 mi rides at 17 mph. My wife has been doing 8 mile rides at 12-13 mph.
Dont get discouraged and be persistant. When you first start it may be a chore, but there will be a day soon enough where you will wake up looking forward to going on a ride. Just today took my newly converted fixed gear to blow off some steam; Christmas stress, woohoo!
Anyhow, good luck!