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    Junior Member Blazerwolf's Avatar
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    Blazerwolf, Garland, TX.

    Hi Folks,

    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.

    BW

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    Welcome Blazer to Bike Forums.
    Great work on the weight loss.
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    Welcome to the site.
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    Welcome to Bike Forums. Congratulations on your weight loss!
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    Hey there Blazerwolf!
    And Welcome!

    Make sure to visit the "Texas" forum under Regional discussions, too.
    There's some info on local rides and trails.

    I'm in Richardson.
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    Welcome Blazerwolf. Congrats on the weight loss. Many of us (including me) have lost lots of weight after getting back on the bike.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
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