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Old 05-19-10, 01:35 PM   #1
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yet another n00b clyde here!!!

hey, I live in the chicago area (far north burbs near WI state line)... have been a play time mt biker for many years but my 41yr old bones don't like the beating anymore and frankly I need to lose some weight... was as high as 242 at one point but have been dieting and running/walking and am now around 218 (as of this morning)... still a clyde but closing in on get under that 200 mark with a goal of about 185-190 where I look/feel healthy...

anyway, a friend has me convinced to start training for a sprint Tri for next year and I'm kickin it off by getting the running part going (i'm a few weeks into training for a 5k on July 4th) and will be workin on purchasing a road bike soon... at the moment still riding my trek 3700 mt bike, but that is mostly for family rides with my kids... I've test ridden a couple of road bikes and really liked the Specialized Roubaix Comp, just gotta get that past mgmt

hope to learn a lot here cuz I haven't been a road bike rider since the early 80's on my Fuji Touring 3
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Old 05-19-10, 01:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to Bike Forums.
I have seen mtbs in Tri's.
You goal on the first one should be just to finish.

Stay in touch. Keep posting about your progress.
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Old 05-19-10, 01:45 PM   #3
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well, that is my goal, to finish, but I've always enjoyed biking and frankly I don't like riding the mt bike long distances on the road...

at the moment about 4wks into the Couch-to-5K running program, still got a ways to go but enjoying the progress... the swim is going to kill me though, hahaha
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welcome! and good luck with the tri
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