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  1. #1
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    Hello from Greene county Ohio

    Hello all, new rider here. I have not ridden in 20 years, got back into it because I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and the doc told me to start exercising. I had no interest in walking becaus I am on my feet all day and we have some very nice bike paths very close to my house. I checked out the big box stores and found nothing that fit me ( I am 6'5" and weigh 270) so I started shopping around at the local bike shops. Wow is all I can say, was in serious sticker shock to say the least. My budget was smaller than most bikes in any of them. I did find one that I liked and was just a tad over budget so I rode it and a few others ( some cheaper and some more expensive) and decided on the GT Nomad Sport comfort bike. I ride every morning before work, so far I have worked up to 10 miles and averaging 12.8 mph. The body is in pretty poor shape for only being 40 so it takes a few hours to recover after my rides. The family likes to ride along when they can, I have a trailer to pull the 2 youngest and the love it. I pulled them Saturday fora 10 mile ride. Sorry for being long winded, kinda got chatty this is something I am excited about. That's a good thing though because I have had no intrest in exercising my whole life. This is a great site loaded with information. I am glad I found it. Hope to see some of you on the path

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    Welcome GT to Bike Forums.
    Ride slow for a long while.
    It takes many miles for your legs and the rest of your body to get in shape for faster riding.

    I starting road riding after being ill for four years. (65 y/o then)
    Have fun ride slow.

    You will get stronger the more you ride.
    Rest when you need it.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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