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Old 05-06-10, 12:10 PM   #1
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Okay, this is the first leg in a long journey to get myself back in healthy shape. I am severely obese and have purchased a trike to start working out on. I have only one problem with the bike, other than the fact that I haven't rode a bike in 25 years, the pedals are to small. Due to my size, my legs are angled in to get the pedals and I need help. Can you all lead me to a solution. If they make such a thing, are there larger pedals. Do I just want to go with a strap. Any and all assistance would be appreciated. Jamestown, Pa. here.
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Welcome to the forum! I believe you got the help you needed in the Clyde forum. I started riding again after about 15 years just a couple months ago. I'm over 350#, not sure what exactly. As was said in the other forum, just get out there and ride often. Can't do more than 5 minutes? Great! You did some. Strive for 10, then 20. I go out just about every day and ride until my hands are too numb. I've gotten to the point where my legs can handle more but my hands can't. I'm thrilled to see endurance improvements.

Remember the victories, ignore the defeats, learn from the mistakes and press on. G-d bless.
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Old 05-07-10, 09:27 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! I believe you got the help you needed in the Clyde forum. I started riding again after about 15 years just a couple months ago. I'm over 350#, not sure what exactly. As was said in the other forum, just get out there and ride often. Can't do more than 5 minutes? Great! You did some. Strive for 10, then 20. I go out just about every day and ride until my hands are too numb. I've gotten to the point where my legs can handle more but my hands can't. I'm thrilled to see endurance improvements.

Remember the victories, ignore the defeats, learn from the mistakes and press on. G-d bless.
To tag on? My first rides were simply up and down my 400ft driveway - and I was done for the day. TKR, some lost weight - fast forward to the 8 mile ride last night with wife and friends, and it was total cake for me (minus the thorns, but that's another story) - point is, baby steps, no matter how small, create a foundation for your new life!
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Thorns are never a good addition to a bike ride. In FL we have Bougainvilleas with thorns about 3 inches long. Beautiful plant unless you get too close.
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3" thorns??? Sounds more like daggers to me!
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Okay, this is the first leg in a long journey to get myself back in healthy shape. I am severely obese and have purchased a trike to start working out on. I have only one problem with the bike, other than the fact that I haven't rode a bike in 25 years, the pedals are to small. Due to my size, my legs are angled in to get the pedals and I need help. Can you all lead me to a solution. If they make such a thing, are there larger pedals. Do I just want to go with a strap. Any and all assistance would be appreciated. Jamestown, Pa. here.
Thanks in advance
Hi Oversizedbiker,

Check out these:

http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/st...2_10000_201504



I got them for my size 13 feet, and they are great.
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