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Old 01-12-11, 04:11 PM   #1
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This is my first time on Bike Forums. I saw it referenced on BikeJournal.com. I am a recreational rider that started riding in September of 2009. I finally pressed past the emotional attachment to my childhood bicycle and bought a K-Mart Schwinn Searcher comfort bike. I rode it to see if I would actually take up cycling. In June of 2010 I bought a Gary Fisher Rail road bike. I had never ridden a road bike and it took me a short time to get used to it, but now I really enjoy it. I ride mainly for the low impact exercise, but I also enjoy riding. I set a goal of logging 2000 miles last year and rode 2290. I sure want to step that up some this year. I am also trying to lose weight. People told me that I would lose by biking but I knew better than that. Biking helped me to move my weight around but not to lose any. So in October of 2010 I started a diet and have lost 38 pounds since then. I started at 260 pounds and am working toward a goal of 170 pounds. As of this morning I am at 222 pounds.

I live in Greenville, SC and there seem to be several cycling opportunities for the serious rider here. As a recreational rider there are also things to do, so I am trying to find my niche in the cycling community.
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Old 01-12-11, 04:16 PM   #2
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Good weight loss.
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Thanks for joining. Have fun here.

Big guys post in here as well as any other forums.

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Old 01-12-11, 04:27 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Like 10Wheels said look at the clydesdale/athena forum! Lots of good information and people to share your stories with.

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There is so much in here that I am overwhelmed and can't figure where or how to get started. When I do a search it comes up with hundreds or more returns so I am lost!
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Don't be afraid to ask any question.
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Don't be afraid to read the answers. haha
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Howdy and welcome to the forums. (And I'm GlacierChaser over on bikejournal.com.)

I lost weight just by riding, but then seemed to plateau and figured I needed to change what and how I ate to lose any more. It's a gradual process. I was at about 285 four years ago, around 220 now.
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