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    little guy in a very big guy's body

    I'm new to all of this but my life style has changed drastically. Last year i top the scale at 330 and now at 280. I'm looking to lose another 90-100 pounds. I thought cycling would be the smart way to go and save my knees a lot of pain. Any tips, advice, or motivation would be greatly appreciated....like i said this is all new to me.

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    Get a cheap bike and try it. Find someone to help set up the bike.
    The seat will bother you for a while, live with it, it gets better!

    I started a year ago at 288, rode 12,000 miles last year, now at
    216.

    You just have to want to do it. and then go out and do it.

    You don't need to spend a lot, I started on an eighty dollor
    Walmart bike, wore it out and sold it at the yard sale, got
    a Trek now, older bike, but perfect for me. Look around for
    a used bike, can you do any fix'n on them? The is a section
    here to get you started, few tools required. They don't need
    to be high end stuff, Nothing that big or hard on a bike. Allens
    and some screw drivers, and a cresent will get you going.

    Welcome BTW!

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    Howdy, and welcome to the forums! Check out the Clydesdales and Athenas Section great folks over there.

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