Blazerwolf, Garland, TX.
My name is Blazerwolf! I live in Garland, TX. I'm 62 years old and just started riding in May of 09. The last time I was on a bicycle was 1963. I decided to take up cyclingafter a friend told me how he had lost over a 100 lbs nd that his bike saved his life. I took that to heart as I too was over weight and felt I was going to wind up having a stroke if I didn't do something to get the weight off.
I was 280 lbs and had tried to lose weight for over a year and nothing helped. I went to my LBS and bought a new 09 Redline Monocog 29er, Single Speed with a 21" frame. I changed the knobby tires for Schwalbe Big Apples, put on some disc brakes and made a few other changes and started riding.
I spent a couple of weeks just riding around the block until I got used to riding again. Then I started a regular work out schedule with riding one mile a day for the first week, then two miles a day for the second week and so on until I could ride ten miles a day. By the time christmas came around I was down to 220 lbs. and I too think that my new best friend saved my life as well. I will post some photos of my bike as I get around on this forum.
Welcome Blazer to Bike Forums.
Great work on the weight loss.
Welcome to Bike Forums. Congratulations on your weight loss!
Hey there Blazerwolf!
Make sure to visit the "Texas" forum under Regional discussions, too.
There's some info on local rides and trails.
I'm in Richardson.
Welcome Blazerwolf. Congrats on the weight loss. :beer: Many of us (including me) have lost lots of weight after getting back on the bike.